What is Peripheral Vascular Disease?

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a blood circulation disorder that causes blood vessels outside of your heart to narrow or block. PVD can cause pain and fatigue in the legs, especially during exercise.

If you feel you are suffering from peripheral vascular disease, schedule an appointment with one of our Colorado Springs cardiologists today.

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In PVD, blood vessels become narrowed, decreasing blood flow. This can be due to arteriosclerosis, or “hardening of the arteries.” This can cause a plaque build-up in the vessels and limit the flow of blood and oxygen to organs and limbs.

If untreated, the plaque growth can cause clots which could completely block the artery, leading to organ damage and loss of fingers, toes, or limbs.

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