Lower extremity arterial

Lower extremity arterial

The arterial vessels of the lower legs provide oxygenated blood distally. These vessels can become blocked or narrowed due to plaque deposits or hardening of the arterial walls. This leads to reduced blood-flow to the lower legs and causes a condition called PVD/PAD.
Reduced blood flow leads to pain and gangrene, and possible leg amputation. Risk factors for PVD/PAD include smoking, Diabetes, Hypertension and high cholesterol.

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