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can you explain the difference between vasculitis disease and peripheral artery disease

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Inflammatory Pattern: Peripheral vascular disease refers to the blockage of blood vessels (doesn't include heart or brain vessels). This can happen from atherosclerosis, em ... Read More
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Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Vasculitis is: Inflammation of the blood bessels sometimes harder to diagnose. Can cause lots of symptoms like blindness paralysis finger gangrene etc. Periph art d ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Part of it: Peripheral arterial disease pad is a wide range of diseases affecting vascular bed outside the coronary arteries(heart) . Vasculitis one of these dise ... Read More
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Both : Are diseases of the arteries. Vasculitis refers to inflammatory diseases of the arteries also called arteritis. Pad typically refers to atherosclerosi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
23 years experience Pediatrics
Extra weight: Vasculitis can result in muscle weakness because of the decreased blood flow (oxygenation) to the local muscles. When you carry extra weight, you are ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Specializes in Critical Care
Actually None: The diseases involved and the problems caused are essentially the same. But over time it has become standard to refer to these problems as pad.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CAD: CAD is the same as pvd, it just is the term for the same disease located in the coronary arteries. The disease is all over the body.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Great difference!: First, both can co-exist! however, blockage of the arteries in pad, is the cause of pain, usually brought on by extertion and much more rapid build up ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on disease: You should not fly at all if you have unstable angina (resting or worsening chest pain or trouble breathing or symptoms that your doctor has said are ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
This is good: The exercise will help develope collateral circulation if the main arteries are stenotic.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marshall Solomon
47 years experience Podiatry
Try walking: It may be in your best interest to try walking first to see if you develop any intermittent claudication. Over all walking may be better for you.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Ultrasound: A general idea of vascular disease can be assessed on a physical exam (pulse exam, capillary refill, temperature, color of skin, non-healing wounds) a ... Read More
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