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The gap between vascular interventions and vascular medicine

EuroIntervention 2010;6:25-27.

1. Department of Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy; 2. Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, European Hospital, Rome, Italy; 3. Cardiovascular Unit, GVM Care and Research Villa Maria Cecilia Hospital, Cotignola, Italy; 4. GVM Care and Researc
The widespread localisation of atherosclerotic lesions throughout the vascular system determines the different clinical manifestations of the disease. Depending on the severity and extent of the obstructive vascular lesions, atherosclerosis may remain silent during a lifetime, or manifest itself through a wide spectrum of symptoms that span the range from limited and minor chronic complaints to a severe disabling status, or even sudden death.

Probably the most frequently diagnosed and treated localisation of atherosclerosis, due, in part, to its high prevalence, is coronary artery disease (CAD). The importance of cardiac involvement, its impact on survival and quality of life, ...

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