Regarding hyperlipidemia agents, and concerns regarding leg cramps with activity, what would be the next appropriate step?

The patient was told that his symptoms are consistent with intermittent claudication, a clinical diagnosis given for muscle pain (ache, cramp, numbness or sense of fatigue), classically in the calf, which occurs during exercise, such as walking, and is relieved by a short period of rest.

A primary-care provider appointment was obtained for the patient. He was later referred by his primary-care provider for vascular studies to investigate further.


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