Peripheral Vascular Disease

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General Principles

Diabetes and smoking are the strongest risk factors for PVD. In patients with diabetes, the risk of PVD is increased by age, duration of diabetes, and presence of peripheral neuropathy. PVD is a marker for systemic vascular disease involving coronary, cerebral, and renal vessels. Persons with diabetes and PVD have increased risk for subsequent MI or stroke regardless of the PVD symptoms.

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General Principles

Diabetes and smoking are the strongest risk factors for PVD. In patients with diabetes, the risk of PVD is increased by age, duration of diabetes, and presence of peripheral neuropathy. PVD is a marker for systemic vascular disease involving coronary, cerebral, and renal vessels. Persons with diabetes and PVD have increased risk for subsequent MI or stroke regardless of the PVD symptoms.

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