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Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

About peripheral vascular disease

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a slow and progressive circulation disorder caused by narrowing, blockage or spasms in a blood vessel.

​PVD may involve disease in any of the blood vessels outside of the heart. However, the legs and feet are most commonly affected.


Peripheral vascular disease treatment


The main goals for treatment of peripheral vascular disease are to control the symptoms and stop the progression of the disease to lower the risk for heart attack, stroke and other complications.​​

Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of peripheral vascular disease and personal preferences. Options may include:

  • Lifestyle changes
    • Smoking
    • Lower cholesterol​
  • Medication
  • Rest
  • Surgery
    • Vascular surgery
    • Angioplasty
    • Atherectomy
    • Stent
Find comprehensive peripheral vascular disease care
Several of our Baylor Scott & White locations have physicians on the medical staff specializing in vascular surgery to care for peripheral vascular disease.
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