Peripheral Vascular Disease
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is caused by the same atherosclerotic plaque that causes coronary artery disease.
PVD can affect the arteries leading to the pelvis, legs, feet, kidneys, stomach, arms and neck. Some patients may have both coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease.
As plaque builds up, it narrows the opening of the artery, making it difficult for enough blood to flow to the body’s tissues. Many people with this disease do
not have any symptoms at all, others may have mild or unusual symptoms and often do not report them.