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How could a young person get diagnosed with peripheral arterial disease ?
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
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In brief: Youthful PAD
The simplest test is to use a doppler and check blood pressures in the arms and ankles and compare.
Pad will make them different. Signs and symptoms can include cold feet, bluish toes, pain in the calves with walking, ulcers of the feet and toes and gangrenous changes of the feet. Many diseases can mimic these symptoms so a vascular or wound specialist is needed.

In brief: Youthful PAD
The simplest test is to use a doppler and check blood pressures in the arms and ankles and compare.
Pad will make them different. Signs and symptoms can include cold feet, bluish toes, pain in the calves with walking, ulcers of the feet and toes and gangrenous changes of the feet. Many diseases can mimic these symptoms so a vascular or wound specialist is needed.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. Kevin Carson
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Peripheral Vascular
A young person who delelops pad may have an associated condition.
This may include high triglycerides, cholesterol or heavy smoking. If there is a high clinical suspicion then a vascular ultrasound may prove helpful.

In brief: Peripheral Vascular
A young person who delelops pad may have an associated condition.
This may include high triglycerides, cholesterol or heavy smoking. If there is a high clinical suspicion then a vascular ultrasound may prove helpful.
Dr. Kevin Carson
Dr. Kevin Carson
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Dr. Gabriel Goren
The first indicative test is a simple comparison between BP in and ankle and arm the ABI . Normally in equal even higher in the ankle. With an index of 0.7-0.8 the patient will experience pain while walking (caludication) below 0.5 rest pain may set in...
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