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Can you explain the difference between pad (peripheral artery disease) and pvd (peripheral vascular disease)?
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
13 doctors agree
In brief: They are the same
We prefer to use the term pad now but when people use the older term, pvd, they mean the same thing.

In brief: They are the same
We prefer to use the term pad now but when people use the older term, pvd, they mean the same thing.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Tracy Berg
The same risk factors drive artery disease, regardless of the name, PAD, PVD and even Coronary artery disease. The drivers are nicotine, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and family history.
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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