A 38-year-old member asked:
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is it really the case that vascular disease involve only the heart and the brain?

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Dr. J Roberts
Dr. J Roberts answered
26 years experience Vascular Surgery
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...
Answered on Apr 4, 2016
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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: Vascular disease can involve any blood vessel including heart, brain, neck, abdomen, chest and legs.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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