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arterial insufficiency vs venous insufficiency

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fox
Dr. David Fox answered
40 years experience Vascular Surgery
Sort of: Arterial insufficiency is not a primary cause of edema, however, patients with very severe arterial insufficiency manifesting as ischemic rest pain wi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: Critical arterial insufficiency causes a cold, cyanotic, pulseless, painful leg. Venous insufficiency causes a swollen leg with dilated veins. The col ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Both: They are separate entities and if you have them you may need to get urgent evaluation. However, you are better off making appointment with a vascula ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Roberts
Dr. J Roberts answered
26 years experience Vascular Surgery
Parallel systems: Diseased arteries cause PVD (peripheral vasc ds.), venous disease causes leg edema, venous discoloration and non-painful ulcers; ulcers from PVD are p ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Eh...: In the old days, the answer would be simple: arterial insufficiency, because there was no meaningful way to increase flow without penile injections, b ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Synonyms: They're different names for the same condition.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
33 years experience Cardiology
Perhaps: If the arteries to the penis are obstructed (by cholesterol deposits) balloon angioplasty and/or stenting can be performed to restore proper blood flo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Ankle-brachial index: The ankle-brachial index (ABI) result is used to predict the severity of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). A slight drop in your ABI with exercise me ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Lower than what?: Lower cost than what? Pentoxiflyline 400 mg 3X a day as a generic meds cost $120 a month and is indicated for claudication, not ED. I'm not aware that ... Read More
A 96-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Ultrasound first: First, a doppler exam of your pulses is performed. There are 3 major arteries below the knee. If 1 or more are missing or of poor amplitude, an arteri ... Read More

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