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How can peripheral vascular disease affect cardiac output?

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In brief: Obstruction

The peripheral vessels are atherosclerotic-hardened and frequently partially blocked.
The heart is pumping into a stiff set of pipes. Hypertension, high resistance have some effect. Many folks with PVD also have coronary disease. Up to 30-40%.

In brief: Obstruction

The peripheral vessels are atherosclerotic-hardened and frequently partially blocked.
The heart is pumping into a stiff set of pipes. Hypertension, high resistance have some effect. Many folks with PVD also have coronary disease. Up to 30-40%.
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Dr. Timothy Wu
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: It doesn't directly

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a general term for narrowing of the arteries in the body exclusive of those associated with your heart (those are called the coronary arteries).
Pvd is, however, considered a marker for heart disease and coronary artery disease and, if severe enough, can cause issues with the heart that can affect its output.

In brief: It doesn't directly

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a general term for narrowing of the arteries in the body exclusive of those associated with your heart (those are called the coronary arteries).
Pvd is, however, considered a marker for heart disease and coronary artery disease and, if severe enough, can cause issues with the heart that can affect its output.
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