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  Peripheral artery occlusive disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In medicine, peripheral artery occlusive disease (PAOD, also known as peripheral vascular disease or PVD) is a collator for all diseases caused by the obstruction of large peripheral arteries, which can result from atherosclerosis, inflammatory processes leading to stenosis, an embolism or thrombus formation.
Peripheral artery occlusive disease is commonly divided in the Fontaine stages:
Arterial thrombosis or embolism has a dismal prognosis, but is occasionally treated successfully with thrombolysis.
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 Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute - Peripheral Artery Disease
Carotid artery disease occurs in the arteries of the neck.
Carotid artery disease is caused by atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).
Peripheral artery disease of the legs — also called arteriosclerosis of the extremities, peripheral vascular disease, peripheral arterial disease, and PAD — is a narrowing and hardening of the arteries that carry oxygen-rich blood to the legs and feet.
www.peacehealth.org /ohvi/PerArtDisease.htm   (7951 words)

  
 Drug treatment of peripheral arterial disease [Jul 1996; 29-4]
Risk factors for peripheral artery disease are much the same as for cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease.
Peripheral artery disease produces symptoms of pain, ache, cramp or severe fatigue in one or both legs occasioned by walking (intermittent claudication), so that those affected slacken their walking pace, or stop altogether.
Blockages tend to occur in large arteries with a high pressure, and at the bifurcation of arteries.
www.jr2.ox.ac.uk /Bandolier/band29/b29-4.html   (907 words)

  
 Peripheral Artery Disease II
Screening for peripheral arterial disease would seem to be a step that is frequently overlooked in general medical checkup, especially in the elderly.
The September 14, 2000 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports that peripheral arterial disease, a narrowing of the arteries in the legs and sometimes in the arms, is underdiagnosed and undertreated.
The article suggests that this disease may be more common than the estimates of 8 million to 12 million Americans and that doctors are overlooking the disease because of the lack of symptom complaint (leg pain) by patients.
www.therubins.com /illness/artery.htm   (1147 words)

  
 Lancaster General Hospital - Peripheral Artery Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Peripheral Artery (Vascular) Disease is a circulation disorder involving reduced blood flow that can include your lower body, causing pain and a weak sensation.
Peripheral Artery Disease is caused by the buildup of plaque (fat and other materials) in the artery walls.
Atherectomy - the blocked area inside the artery is "shaved" away by a tiny device on the end of a catheter.
www.lancastergeneral.org /content/pad_vascular.asp   (368 words)

  
 Peripheral artery disease definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Peripheral artery disease: A form of peripheral vascular disease in which there is partial or total blockage of an artery, usually one leading to a leg or arm.
Arm artery disease is usually not due to atherosclerosis but to another condition such as an autoimmune disease, a blood clot, radiation therapy, Raynaud's disease, repetitive motion, and trauma.
Peripheral Vascular Disease - Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) refers to diseases of the blood vessels (arteries and veins) located outside the heart and brain.
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 Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) - MayoClinic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce the blood flow to your limbs.
Of perhaps greater concern is that peripheral arterial disease is likely to be a sign of widespread accumulation of fatty deposits in your arteries (atherosclerosis).
Strictly speaking, peripheral arterial disease refers to a problem with any of the arteries outside, or peripheral to, your heart, but the term is commonly used to describe circulatory problems in your limbs or pelvis.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/peripheral-arterial-disease/DS00537   (286 words)

  
 InfoonPAD - St. Luke's Episcopal Health System
Vascular disease is a general term for a group of disorders that affect the blood vessels that make up the circulatory system of the body.
Peripheral artery disease is a condition in which the arteries in the arms, legs or abdomen are blocked, usually by atherosclerotic plaque.
If your peripheral artery disease is causing pain or other symptoms, your doctor may recommend one of several interventional (through the skin into the blood vessels) procedures.
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 Peripheral Artery Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Carotid artery disease is a condition in which the arteries in the neck that carry blood to the brain become blocked.
Lower extremity disease is a condition in which a medium-size or large artery that supplies oxygen-rich blood to the legs and feet becomes partially or completely blocked.
Renal artery disease is a condition in which an artery leading to one or both of the kidneys becomes blocked.
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 Adult Health Advisor 2005.4: Peripheral Artery Disease
Atherosclerosis is a hardening and narrowing of the arteries.
The peripheral arteries are the blood vessels that supply blood to the arms and legs.
Peripheral artery disease is a disease that you will continue to have and that will get worse unless you receive treatment.
www.med.umich.edu /1libr/aha/aha_pervasdi_crs.htm   (1057 words)

  
 Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) -- also known as peripheral vascular disease, atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries -- is a disorder that occurs in the arteries of the circulatory system.
Arteries are the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrient-rich blood from the heart to all areas of the body.
PAD occurs in the vessels that carry blood to the arms and legs.
www.clevelandclinic.org /heartcenter/pub/guide/disease/vascular/pad.htm   (1454 words)

  
 We Know: Facts on Peripheral Artery Disease
Also known Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD), PAD is a disease of the blood vessels characterized by narrowing and hardening of the arteries that supply the legs and feet.
People are at higher risk if they have a personal or family history of coronary artery disease (heart disease) or cerebrovascular disease (stroke), diabetes, smoking, hypertension (high blood pressure), or kidney disease involving hemodialysis.
Smoking constricts arteries, decreases the blood's ability to carry oxygen and increases the risk of forming clots (thrombi and emboli).
www.ineed2know.org /peripheral-artery-disease.htm   (417 words)

  
 Understanding PAD - Peripheral Arterial Disease information that can help prevent strokes.
Understanding PAD is dedicated to educating consumers about peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a condition that causes poor circulation in the legs.
PAD affects millions of people in the United States, most of which are not aware that they have the disease.
Left untreated, peripheral arterial disease increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, amputation, or death.
www.understandingpad.com   (92 words)

  
 Postgraduate Medicine: Patient Notes: Peripheral artery disease
Arteries supply blood rich in oxygen from the heart to the body's outermost area, or periphery (per-if-er-ee), such as feet and hands.
Because the diseased arteries limit blood flow to these areas, the muscles receive less oxygen than usual and begin to cramp when they are used.
Other ways of finding PAD include the treadmill exercise test and the arteriogram (ar-tear-ee-o-gram), in which a dye is injected into an artery and its movement tracked using x-ray views taken as the dye flows through the artery.
www.postgradmed.com /issues/2002/09_02/pn_pad.htm   (724 words)

  
 Peripheral Artery Disease
This is another common disorder, affecting approximately 8 to 10 million Americans and often existing with coronary artery disease.
Peripheral artery disease interferes with circulation of blood to the legs, due to blocked arteries in the leg, and causes pain and cramping in the calf and thigh areas — especially when walking.
In more complicated cases, surgical procedures such as angioplasty and stenting, as well as peripheral arterial bypass surgery, are used to open the narrowed artery.
heart.uchc.edu /patientcare/services/peripheral_artery.html   (178 words)

  
 Peripheral Arterial Disease and Claudication -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Peripheral arterial disease (also called PAD) is a problem with blood flow in the arteries.
PAD can cause the artery that normally supplies blood to the muscle to get narrow so that less blood can flow through the artery.
PAD and claudication are often treated with diet and exercise, and sometimes medicine.
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 Peripheral Artery Disease and Intermittent Claudication
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) occurs when atherosclerosis (commonly called hardening of the arteries) affects the extremities, the feet and legs and hands and arms.
The most frequently affected artery in intermittent claudication is the popliteal artery, which leads off from the major artery in the thigh (called the femoral artery) and continues below the knee where it branches off and carries blood to the muscles in the calf and foot.
Although signs of heart disease are detected in only 20% to 40% of patients with PAD after an initial diagnosis, studies suggest that when intense heart-diagnostics tests are performed, such as angiography or thallium stress tests, co-existing heart disease is detected in up to 90% of all PAD patients.
www.mercydesmoines.org /ADAM/WellConnected/articles/000102.asp   (4636 words)

  
 Peripheral Artery Disease and Intermittent Claudication   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) (also called peripheral vascular disease) occurs when atherosclerosis (commonly called hardening of the arteries) affects the extremities: the feet, legs, hands and arms.
Arteriosclerosis of the extremities is a disease of the peripheral blood vessels that is characterized by narrowing and hardening of the arteries that supply the legs and feet.
In PAD, the artery becomes blocked and the free flow of blood is limited.
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 Heart Disease: Vascular Disease, Circulatory System Information on Medicinenet
This ranges from diseases of your arteries, veins and lymph vessels to blood disorders that affect circulation.
Like the blood vessels of the heart (coronary arteries), your peripheral arteries (blood vessels outside your heart) also may develop atherosclerosis, the build-up of fat and cholesterol deposits, called plaque, on the inside walls.
PVD is sometimes referred to as peripheral artery disease.
www.medicinenet.com /vascular_disease/article.htm   (501 words)

  
 Peripheral artery disease, PAD, senior fitness, healthy senior, healthy lifestyle
Peripheral arterial disease is amongst the leading cause of cardiovascular disease, which is responsible for about 42% of deaths in Australia.
This is characterized by a narrowing (stenosis) or blockage (occlusion) of the arteries which forces blood pressure up and the hearts capacity is severely taxed.
It is not a pleasant situation to be in since the bloods work is severely hampered as it struggles to reach some parts of the body.
healthfitness.com.au /research/senior/peripheral-artery-disease.html   (406 words)

  
 Peripheral Vascular Disease (Peripheral Artery Disease) Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment by MedicineNet.com
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) refers to diseases of the blood vessels (arteries and veins) located outside the heart and brain.
While there are many causes of peripheral vascular disease, doctors commonly use the term peripheral vascular disease to refer to peripheral artery disease (peripheral arterial disease, PAD), a condition that develops when the arteries that supply blood to the internal organs, arms, and legs become completely or partially blocked as a result of atherosclerosis.
Peripheral artery disease symptoms include: intermittent claudication, rest pain, numbness in the extremities, and more.
www.medicinenet.com /peripheral_vascular_disease/index.htm   (200 words)

  
 Peripheral Artery Disease
Peripheral Artery Disease, or PAD, is another condition which affects the legs and will keep seniors from being on the move and enjoying life to its fullest.
Peripheral Artery Disease is the most common of the Peripheral Vascular Diseases for those over 50 years of age.
The ABI helps to define the severity of the disease and is a powerful predictor of a higher risk for heart disease.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/seniors_on_the_move/117816   (542 words)

  
 Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) can affect the arteries, the veins or the lymph vessels.
The most common and important type of PVD is Peripheral Arterial Disease, or PAD, which affects 8–12 million Americans.  It becomes more common as one gets older, and by age 70, about 20 percent of the population has it.
Diagnosis is critical, as people with PAD face a six-to-seven times higher risk of heart attack or stroke.
www.americanheart.org /presenter.jhtml?identifier=3020242   (201 words)

  
 Bone Marrow
PAD is a condition similar to coronary artery disease in which fatty deposits build up along artery walls and reduce blood circulation, mainly in arteries leading to the legs and feet.
In its early stages, a common symptom is cramping or fatigue in the legs and buttocks during activity.
The ankle-brachial index test measures blood pressure at the ankle and in the arm and divides the two to help predict the severity of PAD.
www.cardiologyonline.com /journal_articles/Bone.htm   (632 words)

  
 Peripheral Artery Disease
The most common cause of PAD is atherosclerosis, a disease that causes a fatty material called plaque to build up on artery walls, restricting blood flow.
As the disease progresses, skin around the affected blood vessels may become numb and cold to the touch.
In some cases, a physician can open the clogged artery non-surgically using a small balloon that is threaded through an opening in the affected vessel, then inflated—a procedure called angioplasty.
www.clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/3500/3551.asp?index=11840   (685 words)

  
 Peripheral artery occlusive disease - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
}} In medicine (vascular surgery), Peripheral artery occlusive disease (PAOD) (also known as Peripheral vascular disease or PVD) is a collator for all disease caused by the obstruction of large peripheral arteries, which can result from atherosclerosis, inflammatory processes leading to stenosis, an embolism or thrombus formation.
Medication with aspirin,clopidogrel and statins, which reduce clot formation and cholesterol levels, respectively can help with disease progression and address the other cardiovascular risks that the patient is likely to have.
en:Peripheral artery occlusive disease ja:閉塞性動脈硬化症 nl:Etalagebenen pt:Doença arterial periférica
www.netipedia.com /index.php/PAOD   (457 words)

  
 Peripheral Artery Disease and Intermittent Claudication - UMMC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Peripheral artery disease occurs when atherosclerosis affects the extremities, the feet and legs and hands and arms.
Intermittent claudication is the pain that occurs when the arteries in one or both legs are blocked.
It should be noted that only about a third of patients with peripheral artery disease have typical symptoms of claudication.
www.umm.edu /patiented/doc102.html   (351 words)

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