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Peripheral Vascular Disease Program

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) or Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a slow and progressive circulation disorder that causes the blood vessels outside the heart and brain to narrow, block, or spasm; thus reduce blood flow to the limbs. People with this kind of disease have a higher risk of coronary artery disease, heart attack, or stroke.
Thorough physical assessment and screening tests are the key to PVD/PAD prevention. Early diagnosis is the first step to successful treatment and it can prevent life-threatening complications and loss of limbs.

Vascular Ultrasound

Ankle Brachial Index Test

Risk factors for PVD/PAD
Signs and symptoms of PVD/PAD