U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

Peripheral vascular disease vs venous insufficiency

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Byrnes
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Artery and vein: Venous insufficiency is a disease of the vein which drains blood out of the legs. Periferal vascular disease is a disease of the artery which delivers... Read More
Dr. Mark Robbins
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
PAD VS. CVI: Peripheral vascular disease, more recently referred to as peripheral arterial disease (pad) , includes diseases that affect the delivery of blood to t... Read More
Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
Different vessels : Pad involves disease of arteries. Venous insufficiency is problem of veins with leaky valves.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 18 years experience
Definitions: Peripheral vascular disease is an outdated term which refers to diseases of the arteries, the blood vessels which carry blood from the heart to the or... Read More
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Magnitude of risk: Pad aka PVD or diseased arteries carries risk for major events, heart attack, stroke, limb loss, death. While venous insufficiency is common and benef... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 29 years experience
Arteries vs. veins: Pvd is due to hardening of arteries of legs with pain due to activity. Venous insufficiency is due to damage to the valves in the leg veins that allo... Read More
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 40 years experience
Veins and Arteries: Venous insufficiency involves poor return of blood flow back up the leg in the veins to the heart. Peripheral vascular disease involves poor blood fl... Read More
Dr. Ted King
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Veins vs arteries: As drs. Gupta and mitsos said, the difference has to do with what veins and arteries do. Venous insufficiency affects blood flow back to the heart. ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
PVD: Pvd can be asymptomatic, the commonest symptom is limb fatigue or cramping with exercise. When limb pain is happening at rest with dvd one may need su... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Byrnes
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Tx: No smoking; meds to help stop smoking would be useful. Walking to tolerance is advised. This is not doubt the most important thing. Statins are adv... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Yes, blood: Thinners and anti-platelet classes of drugs. Your doctor will know which one to prescribe for which condition.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Don't Smoke: The development of peripheral vascular disease is multifactorial but smoking is by far the greatest risk factor. Other behavioral modifications would ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 24 years experience
What type?: Nf-1 has classic skin manifestations - one just examines skin to see if criteria for the number/size of nevi and ash-leaf spots on the skin are seen.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Not normally: Cardiac echos focus primarily on the heart structure (valves and walls) and function (contractility, ejection fraction). They do not look at the perip... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Blockage: Of arteries in the body other than heart. These involve legs, carotids, mesenteric and renals to name a few.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership