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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Disease (Overview)

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, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc...


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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
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Vascular Disease (Overview)

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, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc...


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How does collagen vascular disease affect the bladder?

How does collagen vascular disease affect the bladder?

Few do, but: Scleroderma (pss) can turn the autonomically controlled bladder muscle wall to contract from collagen based scarring with contracture, but few other would do so! ...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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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 tests if any are used to diagnose micro vascular disease? Or is it a diagnosis of exclusion?

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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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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Is micro vascular disease typically picked up on a nuclear stress test?

Is micro vascular disease typically picked up on a nuclear stress test?

Generally, no.: Nuclear stress test is a functional test, which is different from cath or cta. In most cases of microvascular disease, nuclear stress test may be false-negative due to collateral circulation. ...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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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

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Please let me know if there is a vascular disease that might get misdiagnosed as ms?

Please let me know if there is a vascular disease that might get misdiagnosed as ms?

Yes- there are: One example of this is a rare condition called cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL). This condition can be tested for by NOTCH3 genetic testing or by a special skin biopsy. One thing unique about this condition is that white matter abnormalities son MRI appear confluent and are located in the poles of the temporal lobes. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Vascular (Definition)

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