Peripheral Vascular Conditions
Vascular conditions encompass an array of conditions of the heart and blood vessels. These include:
- Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a disease of the blood vessels outside of the heart and brain.
- Peripheral artery disease (PAD), the most common type of PVD, is similar to coronary artery disease and carotid artery disease.
- Peripheral venous disorders stem from defected or damaged peripheral veins, which carry oxygen-poor blood away from the hands and feet to the heart to receive oxygen.