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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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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. Joel Gotvald
376 doctors shared insights

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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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Tip)

Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease

Do not smoke, never ignore color change or ulcers on legs/feet, and find a health screening program to have your ankle brachial index done. ...See more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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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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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Tip)

No smoking. Exercise by walking at least. Monitor your cholesterol. Have an arterial Doppler study. ...See 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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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Tip)

Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease

The more you exercise those legs the better they will respond and the better you will feel. ...See more

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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Vascular Conditions (Definition)

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


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