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A 42-year-old member asked:

Does vascular disease usually only involve the heart and the brain?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 32 years experience
No: Vascular disease can involve any artery anywhere in the body. Frequently the coronary arteries as well as the blood vessels supplying the brain are involved..
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Vascular disease: It also frequently occurs on the lower extremities

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Does vascular disease involve only the heart and the brain?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 24 years experience
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.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it really the case that vascular disease involve only the heart and the brain?

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Dr. J Roberts
Vascular Surgery 28 years experience
No... it's diffuse: Vascular disease itself occurs throughout the entire human body; disease becomes manifest depending on the "end organ." if the heart has coronary artery disease: sx is angina; if it's the kidney: flank pain & possibly hematuria; the extremity: pain or tissue loss, like, an ulcer; the brain, a stroke. Hence, atherosclerosis or "hardening of the arteries" happens everywhere, only in degrees...
A 49-year-old member asked:

Please explain if it is true that vascular disease involve only the heart and the brain?

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Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
No. : Vascular disease can involve any of the blood vessels of the body, such as the arteries that supply the legs or the abdominal organs.

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