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Can you explain the difference between pad (peripheral artery disease) and pvd (peripheral vascular disease)?

Can you explain the difference between pad (peripheral artery disease) and pvd (peripheral vascular disease)?

They are the same: We prefer to use the term pad now but when people use the older term, pvd, they mean the same thing. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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My mom has severe COPD,coronary artery disease peripheral vascular disease. She has a deep/dark bluish purple bruise across her entire stomach. Burns?

My mom has severe COPD,coronary artery disease peripheral vascular disease. She has a deep/dark bluish purple  bruise across her entire stomach. Burns?

See someone: Ruby, your mom is at risk for a lot of things and already has significant diseases. If she is on any kind of blood thinner, this could be just a bruise but bruises don't normally "burn". So she should really talk to, and ideally see her doctor and soon. ...Read more

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What is peripheral vascular disease?

What is peripheral vascular disease?

Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis legs feet causing reduced blood flow risk factors include cholesterol, tobacco use, diabetes mellitus. Symptoms are usually claudication ( cramping) with activity frequently relieved with rest if left untreated can progress to limb loss. Poor healing and poor response to infection. ...Read more

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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 is defined as peripheral vascular disease?

What is defined as peripheral vascular disease?

Blockage in arteries: When the arteries in your legs become blocked, your legs do not receive enough blood or oxygen, -that's pvd! pad can cause discomfort or pain when you walk. The pain can occur in your hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, or feet. Leg artery disease is considered a type of PVD because it affects the arteries, blood vessels that carry blood away from your heart to you. 1/3 people age 70 or older have pvd. ...Read more

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Define for me what peripheral vascular disease is?

Plaque in legs: Peripheral vascular disease (pvd), also known as peripheral arterial occlusive disease (paod) or arteriosclerosis obliterans, refers to occlusion or stenosis of arteries, usually in the lower extremities. ...Read more

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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 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 the heck is peripheral vascular disease really?

What the heck is peripheral vascular disease really?

Narrow arteries: Peripheral vascular or peripheral arterial disease refers to a pathologic process where the arteries are weakened damaged or blocked. This is typically caused by plaque build up which is exacerbated by diet and smoking. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Peripheral Vascular Disease (Definition)

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 ...Read more