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If you have been told you may have peripheral vascular disease (PVD), St. Anthony Hospital’s
comprehensive vascular program has the advanced diagnostic, treatment and
management care you need—all at one convenient location. Here’s what you need
PVDs are caused by poor blood flow in
blood vessels outside of the brain and heart. They most often occur in veins
and arteries supplying blood to the arms, legs, feet and lower organs, and they
get worse over time. The term peripheral
arterial disease or PAD refers to PVDs that affect the arteries.
While most PVDs are the result of a
narrowing of the blood vessels that serve the arms and legs, they also can be
caused by infection, injury and abnormal muscles or ligaments.
Approximately half of people with PVD have no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they may range from mild to severe and include:
Without treatment, PVD can lead to a heart attack, stroke, difficulty walking because of pain, and poor wound healing that may result in amputation.
To help manage PVD symptoms and slow its progression, the St. Anthony Hospital Vascular Program provides:
If you have been told you have PVD or are concerned about your symptoms or risk factors, it's time to talk with your doctor about treatment and how the St. Anthony Hospital Vascular Program can help you manage your disease.
We look forward to helping you manage your
PVD to keep your life on course.
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