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How would you distinguish the clinical manifestations of peripheral artery disease from the manifestations peripheral venous disease?

The peripheral venous disease also referred to as (PVD), is a condition that affects the central portions causing damage, defects or blockage in the veins, which are responsible for carrying blood throughout the whole body. Peripheral venous disease can happen any place in the body but is often found in the arms and legs. (n.d.)

Peripheral artery disease, or (PAD) is a disease in which plaque forms in the arteries that carry blood through the body. Plaque is built up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, fibrous tissue, and other substances in the blood. (n.d.)

PVD usually appear as blood clots that obstruct veins. A clot forms when vein walls become frail and blood circulation weaken. If the blood clot is found deep in a vein within the body, it is known as deep vein thrombosis. however, if the clot is found in the vein closer to the skin, it is called superficial thrombophlebitis. (n.d.)

Peripheral artery disease can be examined through a physical examination, ABI, ultrasound, angiography and blood tests. While peripheral venous disease can be examined through a venography, VQ scan and an ultrasound. When examining PAD one can find low or absent pulse under a narrowed region of the artery, weak healing area where the blood flow and in some cases blood pressure in the affected region may be limited. PVD causes vein walls to become feeble due to injuries, major surgery, obesity, pregnancy, medications and smoking. Symptoms include pain in the affected area, swelling, redness and warm sensation.

Conclusively, Peripheral Venous Disease affects the veins, while Peripheral Artery Disease will only affect the arteries. Both causing individuals with the condition pain and difficulty using their arms and legs. Impeding peripheral arteries and veins to carry blood through your arm and leg muscles and to the organs in and underneath your stomach area. (n.d.)


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