Intermittent claudication

See Peripheral artery disease

Refers to the occurrence of leg pain, aching, cramping, or fatigue triggered by walking and relieved by rest.

It is a manifestation of reduced arterial perfusion of the lower extremities.

When intermittent claudication is used to define peripheral arterial disease, it leads to an under estimation of the prevalence of the disease.

Intermittent claudication is considered the classic symptom of peripheral artery disease.

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