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Can you explain the difference between pad (peripheral artery disease) and pvd (peripheral vascular disease)?

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Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Actually None

The diseases involved and the problems caused are essentially the same.
But over time it has become standard to refer to these problems as pad.

In brief: Actually None

The diseases involved and the problems caused are essentially the same.
But over time it has become standard to refer to these problems as pad.
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
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Dr. Kevin Carson
Radiology - Interventional
2 doctors agree

In brief: Same thing

They are the same.

In brief: Same thing

They are the same.
Dr. Kevin Carson
Dr. Kevin Carson
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Dr. Omar Esponda
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Alternative name

Peripheral artery disease is a condition of the blood vessels that results in narrowing and hardening of the arteries that supply the lower extremities.
Peripheral vascular disease is just an alternative name for the same condition.

In brief: Alternative name

Peripheral artery disease is a condition of the blood vessels that results in narrowing and hardening of the arteries that supply the lower extremities.
Peripheral vascular disease is just an alternative name for the same condition.
Dr. Omar Esponda
Dr. Omar Esponda
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