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what is defined as peripheral vascular disease?

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Dr. Christopher Hendrix
26 years experience Podiatry
PVD: Peripheral vascular disease may be manifest in the lymphatic system (ie: edema) in the venous system ( ie: venous stasis ) in the arterial sytem ( ie: claudication).
Answered on May 27, 2016
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Dr. Bradley Thomas
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Blockage in arteries: When the arteries in your legs become blocked, your legs do not receive enough blood or oxygen, -that's pvd! pad can cause discomfort or pain when you walk. The pain can occur in your hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, or feet. Leg artery disease is considered a type of PVD because it affects the arteries, blood vessels that carry blood away from your heart to you. 1/3 people age 70 or older have pvd.
Answered on Jan 2, 2020
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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Atherosclerosis : Is the disease of blood vessels. It affects all blood vessels. When in the head and neck it is cerebrovascular disease. In the heart it's called cardiovascular disease and every where else peripheral artery disease. Since it is really all the same process, if you have one type, other types of vascular disease are present.
Answered on Jul 5, 2013
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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PVD: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peripheral_vascular_disease
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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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Hardening: Of the arteries leading to decreased blood flow to the extremities.
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