Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) – causes, symptoms & pathology

What is peripheral vascular disease (PVD)? Peripheral vascular disease, sometimes called peripheral artery disease, is used to describe when a blood vessel—besides those supplying the heart or brain—become narrowed. Subscribe – https://goo.gl/w5aaaV. More videos – https://goo.gl/UhOKiM. Support us on Patreon – https://goo.gl/ZGHEk4.

PVD usually affects the legs, but can affect other limbs/organs as well. This video covers the pathophysiology of PVD, as well as complications, diagnosis, and treatment.

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