What is the role of medication history in the evaluation for peripheral vascular disease (PVD)?

Updated: Dec 31, 2017
  • Author: Everett Stephens, MD; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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The patient's medications may provide a clue to the existence of PVD. Pentoxifylline is a commonly used medication specifically prescribed for PVD. Daily aspirin commonly is used for prevention of cardiac disease (CAD), but PVD often coexists, to some degree, in patients with CAD.


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