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How are arteriosclerosis and peripheral vascular disease different?

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Dr. Alberto Gonzalez
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: PVD/PAD/atherosclero

Pvd/pad/atherosclerosis are one in the same.
Plaque causes stenosis of arteries. Plaque can be soft or heavily calcified. Board certified surgeons should be able to offer you the best treatment options depending on location, quality of symptoms and co-morbidities. Vascular surgeon can offer all therapies including endovascular, open and medical modalities.

In brief: PVD/PAD/atherosclero

Pvd/pad/atherosclerosis are one in the same.
Plaque causes stenosis of arteries. Plaque can be soft or heavily calcified. Board certified surgeons should be able to offer you the best treatment options depending on location, quality of symptoms and co-morbidities. Vascular surgeon can offer all therapies including endovascular, open and medical modalities.
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Can be same

Arteriosclerosis, also known as atherosclerosis, is development of plaque build-up inside of arteries that leads to narrowing or occlusions of arteries.
This decreases blood flow & oxygen to organs & tissues. It is known in lay terms as "hardening of the arteries". This is one of many forms of peripheral vascular disease. Others include dissections, clotting, venous insufficiency, leg aneurysms.

In brief: Can be same

Arteriosclerosis, also known as atherosclerosis, is development of plaque build-up inside of arteries that leads to narrowing or occlusions of arteries.
This decreases blood flow & oxygen to organs & tissues. It is known in lay terms as "hardening of the arteries". This is one of many forms of peripheral vascular disease. Others include dissections, clotting, venous insufficiency, leg aneurysms.
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