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Can you die from peripheral vascular disease?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
13 doctors agree

In brief: Yes you can

Peripheral vascular disease and cardiovascular disease are the number one killer. They kill by cardiovascular events; such as stroke, heart attack, sudden death, limb loss, organ failure, hemorrhage or bleeding out.
Often no warning to the patient or doc, before a vascular event. Patients and doctors have to work as a team to diagnose and treat before event occurs.

In brief: Yes you can

Peripheral vascular disease and cardiovascular disease are the number one killer. They kill by cardiovascular events; such as stroke, heart attack, sudden death, limb loss, organ failure, hemorrhage or bleeding out.
Often no warning to the patient or doc, before a vascular event. Patients and doctors have to work as a team to diagnose and treat before event occurs.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg
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6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There is a high correlation of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) with heart or cardiac disease.
People with PVD have a risk for heart attacks besides the complicatiions in of itself from pvd, such as stroke, limb loss, and/or limb pain with exertion.

In brief: Yes

There is a high correlation of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) with heart or cardiac disease.
People with PVD have a risk for heart attacks besides the complicatiions in of itself from pvd, such as stroke, limb loss, and/or limb pain with exertion.
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Dr. Matthew Lublin
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Poorly-perfused limbs are prone to getting infection, especially in uncontrolled diabetics.
Gangrene can set in and cause sepsis, which is life-threatening. I see this scenario almost daily. Pvd also implies risk of having aortic aneurysm, heart disease, stroke. Smoking is absolutely, 100% forbidden! and i encourage pulling out all the stops to quit.

In brief: Yes

Poorly-perfused limbs are prone to getting infection, especially in uncontrolled diabetics.
Gangrene can set in and cause sepsis, which is life-threatening. I see this scenario almost daily. Pvd also implies risk of having aortic aneurysm, heart disease, stroke. Smoking is absolutely, 100% forbidden! and i encourage pulling out all the stops to quit.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes:(

Pad patients are at increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.

In brief: Yes:(

Pad patients are at increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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