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what is the difference between chronic venous insufficiency and peripheral vascular disease

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Byrnes
45 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Cooper
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
CVI vs PAD: Cvi refers to a disease state whereby the veins of the legs do not effectively pump the blood back to the heart. It is typically due to reflux within ... Read More
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Dr. Samir Gupta
28 years experience General Surgery
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
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Dr. Timothy Wu
17 years experience Vascular Surgery
Definitions: Peripheral vascular disease is an outdated term which refers to diseases of the arteries, the blood vessels which carry blood from the heart to the or ...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
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