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A 23-year-old member asked:

which antiplatelet agents help peripheral vascular disease?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Aspirin / Plavix (clopidogrel): Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) are the most commonly used anti-platelet agents.
Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
COMPLEX ANSWER: Antiplatelet medications are important in the management of pad.Types of agents depend on how bad your disease is and other areas affected, such as coronary arteries or carotid arteries. These meds are very important if you have stents or bypasses. Please develope a gameplan with your doctor.

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How do the kidney and vascular diseases contribute to hypertension?

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Hormonal: The kidneys are a pivotal component of blood pressure control with multiple mechanisms that can elevate the blood pressure. Disease of the kidneys themselves can induce release of hormones that raise the blood pressure. The arteries that feed the kidneys can have partial blockages that cause the kidneys to secrete hormones to raise the bp. Glands that are adjacent can also release BP hormones.
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Are vascular conditions a common complication of type 1 diabetes?

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Can vascular conditions cause brain damage?

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Can vascular conditions cause liver damage?

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Depends: If the vascular damage is in the abdomen and leads to the kidney the answer would be yes. It is individual and hard to tell for certain.

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