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What is degenerative vascular disease?

What is degenerative vascular disease?

Atherosclerotic : Degenerative vascular disease refers to atherosclerotic disease. It is not vascular disease in a 'degenerate'. We call it degenerative because the vessels begin to degenerate from the damage to their walls. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Disease (Definition)

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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What are the tests for vascular disease?

What are the tests for vascular disease?

Many: There are many screening tests available for use in individuals at risk for vascular disease. These include carotid duplex which looks for plaque in the carotid arteries. Another important tool is a lowerextremity arterial evaluation/abi which measures the blood pressure ratio in the arm to ankle to estimate blood flow to the legs and ais an excellent marker of vascular disease. Certain blood tes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vascular disease?

What are the symptoms of vascular disease?

Highly variable : Highly variable...Sometimes a symptomatic until latter & irreversible stages. Talk to your physician & get appropriate screening for you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with vascular disease?

What are the symptoms associated with vascular disease?

Two types: Arteries (vessels that flow away from heart to body) and veins (vessels that flow from body to heart) have different symptoms. In artery disease - lack of blood flow to muscles produces loss of ability to use muscles and if acute may produce pain, pallor and loss of pulse. Venous disease presents as varicose veins and progressive swelling of affected area - usually legs. Heart vessels-chest pain. ...Read more

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What tests if any are used to diagnose micro vascular disease? Or is it a diagnosis of exclusion?

Histogy: It is a clinical diagnosis?can be definitively diagnosed with small vessel biopsy and use of special tissue staining. ...Read more

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Extensive vascular disease is it always fatal ?

Depends: It depends on several factors...Where, what kind, how extensive, duration, and coexisting disease factors...Best to check with your doc. ...Read more

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Do vascular headahces mean I have vascular disease?

Not necessarily: The term vascular headache has been used as another name for migraine headaches. Migraine is now thought of as a result of the release of inflammatory substances in the brain. It does not mean you have vascular disease. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Mark Pack
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more