A 40-year-old member asked:
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does vascular disease involve only the heart and the brain?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
No: It also involves the peripheral circulation and renal arteries. The hallmark of peripheral arterial disease is claudication, leg pain which is predictably present when a person walks a certain distance and is usually felt in the calf/calves, typically feeling like fatigue. The hallmark of significant renal artery disease is uncontrollable hypertension.
Answered on Apr 15, 2015
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Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: Atherosclerosis is a generalized process that can involve any artery. The coronary and carotid arteries are just two of these. Peripheral artery disease involving the arteries supplying the legs is very common.
Answered on Nov 24, 2012

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