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Does vascular disease involve only the heart and the brain?

Does vascular disease involve only the heart and the brain?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Disease (Definition)

Vascular disease is also known as Vascular conditions. Vascular disease is a condition in a person has damage to his large blood vessels, small blood vessels, or both. The damage causes partial or complete blockage of vessels, and leads to organ damage. Causes include high blood pressure, ...Read more


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

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

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.. ...Read more

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What age do you have to be to develop heart/vascular disease?

What age do you have to be to develop heart/vascular disease?

Heart/vascular dz: You just have to be alive to develop cardiovascular disease. There is no age which is predictive and your possibility of having the disease processes ends only when you are no more. ...Read more

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Could peripheral vascular disease cause heart attack?

Could peripheral vascular disease cause heart attack?

NO: Coronary artery disease can cause a heart attack, not peripheral vascular disease. "Peripheral" refers to the extremities (arms & legs), so PVD is blood vessel disease that affects the arms or legs (not the heart). Peripheral artery disease does increase the chances that the same individual may have coronary artery disease of the heart, so it is reasonable to screen PAD partients for heart dis. ...Read more

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Does peripheral vascular disease cause heart attack? Please, need some answers?

Does peripheral vascular disease cause heart attack? Please, need some answers?

Same disease: Both PVD and coronary artery disease are manifestations of the same disease process, which is atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries). Both are aggravated by smoking and high blood pressure. Both can be improved by exercise, improved diet, weight loss, lipid/cholesterol control and smoking cessation. PVD patients undergoing surgery are at increased risk for heart attack. ...Read more

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If there's peripheral cyanosis due to peripheral vascular disease and central cyanosis due to heart disease simultaneously how to know each cause?

Combination : Various testing and history and exams. Blue babies are generally central. Some older persons have blocked vessels, bad lungs, and other signs and symptoms. A rare person will have both and several causes: congestive heart failure, smoker- COPD, atherosclerosis and DVT etc. One needs to evaluate multi system. ...Read more

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Vascular diseases invlove only the heart and brain?

Vascular diseases invlove only the heart and brain?

No: Vascular diseases encompass diseases of the vascular system. These include the arteries, veins and lymphatics of all the organs in the body. It is not limited to only the heart and brain. ...Read more

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Can vascular conditions damage the heart?

Can vascular conditions damage the heart?

Absolutely: Coronary artery disease (cholesterol plaque formation leading to narrowing heart vessels) is a well known and by far the most common cause of heart attacks. Kawasaki disease seen in children is known for coronary artery aneurysms that can also cause heart attacks and death. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Conditions (Definition)

Vascular conditions are abnormal conditions of the blood vessels. Smoking cigarettes is a major risk ...Read more