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* difference between PAD and PVD
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  ortholove - 08/06/09 15:37
 
  im a little confused..i think its the lack of sleep..but are they the same thing?  
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* Re:difference between PAD and PVD
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  shuun - 08/06/09 15:45
 
  One example PVD.


A 73-year-old woman comes to the office because of "crampy" leg pain experienced over the past 6
months, while walking her dog. The pain is only present during exertion and is relieved by rest. She has
had stable angina for the past 20 years. She smokes 1 1/2 packs of cigarettes a day. She does not
take any medications. Her blood pressure is 130/90 mm Hg and pulse is 75/min. Physical examination
shows a diminished femoral pulse on the right leg compared to the left and absent popliteal and pedal
pulses on the right leg. There is no hair below the knee on the right leg, the skin is shiny and smooth,
and the toenails are thickened. Neurological examination is unremarkable. The ankle to brachial artery
pressure ratio is 0.7. A Doppler device shows decreased blood flow to the right leg. You should


A. advise her to quit smoking and begin a progressively strenuous exercise program

B. recommend elastic support hose

C. refer her to a vascular surgeon for evaluation for bypass surgery

D. schedule angiography of the right leg

E. schedule percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
 
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* Re:difference between PAD and PVD
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  ortholove - 08/06/09 15:47
 
  aa  
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* Re:difference between PAD and PVD
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  shuun - 08/06/09 22:12
 
  A....rt ans  
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* Re:difference between PAD and PVD
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  dejaniero - 08/06/09 22:32
 
  it's like looking in to a mirror...PAD and PVD  
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