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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Peripheral Vascular Disease (Overview)

Pvd is a catch-all term that may indicate venous or arterial dz. Usually docs use this term to indicate blockages(plaque buildup) in the arteries. However, some docs refer to swelling and discoloration as PVD as well.


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What is the definition or description of: peripheral vascular disease?

What is the definition or description of: peripheral vascular disease?

Depends: Pvd is a catch-all term that may indicate venous or arterial dz. Usually docs use this term to indicate blockages(plaque buildup) in the arteries. However, some docs refer to swelling and discoloration as PVD as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Peripheral Vascular Disease (Overview)

Pvd is a catch-all term that may indicate venous or arterial dz. Usually docs use this term to indicate blockages(plaque buildup) in the arteries. However, some docs refer to swelling and discoloration as PVD as well.


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Can you die from peripheral vascular disease?

Can you die from peripheral vascular disease?

Yes you can: Peripheral vascular disease and cardiovascular disease are the number one killer. They kill by cardiovascular events; such as stroke, heart attack, sudden death, limb loss, organ failure, hemorrhage or bleeding out. Often no warning to the patient or doc, before a vascular event. Patients and doctors have to work as a team to diagnose and treat before event occurs. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of peripheral vascular disease?

What are symptoms of  peripheral vascular disease?

Follow below: Difficulty walking requiring to stop after a certain distance is usually the first symptom this occurs because the blood flow is inadequate to supply the muscle when active other issues wounds that are difficult to heal. ...Read more

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What happens with peripheral vascular disease over 2-3 years after diagnosis?

What happens with peripheral vascular disease over 2-3 years after diagnosis?

Depends: This depends on lifestyle modification - smoking cessation, compliance with medication, and exercise. ...Read more

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What are the tests for peripheral vascular disease?

What are the tests for peripheral vascular disease?

Begin with: Ankle brachial indices or segmental pressures to see if there is a problem. If these are positive cta of aorta and leg vessels should be performed. Conventional angiography used less often for diagnosis nowadays. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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What causes peripheral vascular disease?

PVD: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peripheral_vascular_disease ...Read more

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What are some exercises that I can do to treat peripheral vascular disease?

What are some exercises that I can do to treat peripheral vascular disease?

Walk: Supervised exercise programs have been shown to increase the distance people with peripheral vascular disease can walk. This doesn't necessarily heal the diseased arteries, but your body develops what we call a "collateral circulation" to help improve blood flow. ...Read more

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Is there any effective medicine that treats peripheral vascular disease ?

Yes: There are several medications that are useful for pad. These include the statin medications (for cholesterol), which stabilize plaques, aspirin/plavix- platelet medications, and cilostazol- which improves the distance you are able to walk. None of these medications will eliminate vascular disease once it has developed, but they will all work in different ways to help control or improve symptoms. ...Read more

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What is peripheral vascular disease? Can it be treated?

Yes it can.: Your arteries are normally smooth and unobstructed. Over time they can become blocked (atherosclerosis - hardening of the arteries). Plaque can build up in the walls of your arteries. Plaque is made up of cholesterol, calcium, and fibrous tissue. As more plaque builds up, your arteries narrow and stiffen. Eventually, enough plaque builds up to reduce blood flow and oxygen delivery. This is pvd. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Santin
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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


Dr. Tracy Berg
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Vascular Conditions (Definition)

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


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