Peripheral vascular disease

Alternative names
Arteriosclerosis of the extremities; PVD; Peripheral arterial disease; PAD; Arteriosclerosis obliterans

Definition
Arteriosclerosis of the extremities is a disease of the blood vessels characterized by narrowing and hardening of the arteries that supply the legs and feet. This causes a decrease in blood flow that can injure nerves and other tissues.

Also check Arteriosclerosis of the extremities

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 7, 2012
by Mamikon Bozoyan, M.D.

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