Peripheral Vascular Disease (cont.)
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What are the types of peripheral vascular disease?
There are two types of peripheral vascular disease (PVD):
When to seek medical care for peripheral vascular disease?
When you have symptoms of peripheral vascular disease in a leg or a foot (or in an arm or a hand), see your health-care professional for an evaluation.
Generally, peripheral vascular disease is not an emergency. On the other hand, it should not be ignored.
If you have symptoms of peripheral venous disease along with any of the following, go to the nearest hospital emergency department.
Do not try to "wait it out" at home. Do not try to drive yourself. Call 911 right away for emergency medical transport.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/30/2016
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