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Do doctors see a lot of patients with peripheral vascular disease?

6 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Peripheral vascular disease is relatively common. The most common cause is cigarette smoking. Treatment depends on the cause, severity and location of the disease and may be medical or surgical.
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
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Yes: Most of the doctors who see older patients tend to see lots of patients with p.V.D.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: This is a very common set of disorders that comprises the majority of a vascular surgeons practice. If you need help with PVD then you should seek the opinion of a vascular surgeon.
Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
YES: 20% of patients over 70, and 33% of diabetic patients over 50 have pad.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes: Peripheral vascular disease is common in the elderly and in patients who smoke. Additioonally, atherosclerosis risk increases with age.
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
Interventional Radiology 28 years experience
Yes: A majority of family practice and internists seeing an older patient population will see patients with pad.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is peripheral vascular disease?

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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Blockage: Of arteries in the body other than heart. These involve legs, carotids, mesenteric and renals to name a few.

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