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What is defined as peripheral vascular disease?

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Dr. Bradley Thomas
Surgery - Vascular
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Dr. Bradley Thomas
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Atherosclerosis

Is the disease of blood vessels.
It affects all blood vessels. When in the head and neck it is cerebrovascular disease. In the heart it's called cardiovascular disease and every where else peripheral artery disease. Since it is really all the same process, if you have one type, other types of vascular disease are present.

In brief: Atherosclerosis

Is the disease of blood vessels.
It affects all blood vessels. When in the head and neck it is cerebrovascular disease. In the heart it's called cardiovascular disease and every where else peripheral artery disease. Since it is really all the same process, if you have one type, other types of vascular disease are present.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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In brief: PVD

Peripheral vascular disease may be manifest in the lymphatic system (ie: edema) in the venous system ( ie: venous stasis ) in the arterial sytem ( ie: claudication).

In brief: PVD

Peripheral vascular disease may be manifest in the lymphatic system (ie: edema) in the venous system ( ie: venous stasis ) in the arterial sytem ( ie: claudication).
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
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