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What are the differences between peripheral arterial disease and peripheral venous disease?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
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In brief: Different vessels

Arteries carry oxygenated "nutritious" blood to veins carry the "used up" blood that has the cellular wastes back from the tissues to be cleansed.
Artery disease means that the tissues starve from lack of food. Vein disease means they cannot get rid of their wastes. Vein disease occurs from ankles to knees with ulcers, brown staining and swelling. Artery disease occurs at toes, bluish color/cold.

In brief: Different vessels

Arteries carry oxygenated "nutritious" blood to veins carry the "used up" blood that has the cellular wastes back from the tissues to be cleansed.
Artery disease means that the tissues starve from lack of food. Vein disease means they cannot get rid of their wastes. Vein disease occurs from ankles to knees with ulcers, brown staining and swelling. Artery disease occurs at toes, bluish color/cold.
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Dr. Kevin Carson
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Artery vs vein

Peripheral arterial disease affects the arteries while venous disease affects the veins.
Are there specific questions about either.

In brief: Artery vs vein

Peripheral arterial disease affects the arteries while venous disease affects the veins.
Are there specific questions about either.
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