Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Peripheral Vascular disease (PVD)

Peripheral vascular disease or PVD is a broad 'umbrella' term used to describe any disease (or pathology) which involves compromised circulation of the large arteries to the arms or legs due to obstruction.

It can result from:
- atherosclerosis
- embolism
- thrombus formation

Causes either acute or chronic ischemia to arms or legs

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