Peripheral Vascular Disease (cont.)
Shabir Bhimji, MD
Kathryn L Hale, MS, PA-C
Alan D Forker, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Jonathan Adler, MD
IN THIS ARTICLE
When to Seek Medical Care
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 provider 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 vascular 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.
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