Which conditions commonly coexist with peripheral vascular disease (PVD)?

Updated: Dec 31, 2017
  • Author: Everett Stephens, MD; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Other conditions that often coexist with PVD are coronary artery disease (CAD), atrial fibrillation, cerebrovascular disease, and renal disease. PVD that coexists with CAD may indicate an increased burden of atheroma. [5] Studies have suggested that even asymptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is associated with increased CAD mortality. [6] Noninvasive tests for vascular disease—pulse wave velocity and ankle-brachial index (ABI)—have been linked with the number of vessels obstructed with CAD. [7]


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