What is PVD?
PVD stands for Peripheral Vascular Disease, a disease in the blood vessel outside your heart.
Types of PVD include:
- Arterial Occlusive Disease – disease of the arteries that leads to blockages
- Aneurysmal Disease – weakening and ballooning of artery walls
- Venous Disease – disease of views such as:
- Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
- Varicose veins, venous insufficiency
Complications of PVD include but are not limited to:
- Myocardial infarction (also know as a heart attack)
- Renal impairment (also known as kidney disease), and
- Pain in the legs brought on by walking known as intermittent claudication.
If you have been diagnosed with the following, you may be eligible to participate in our clinical trials:
- PAD – Peripheral Artery Disease
- AAA – Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Any Peripheral Vascular Disease
Diagram illustrating a healthy artery and an atherosclerotic artery in a human leg. The build-up of fats, cholesterol and other substances in and on the artery walls obstructs blood flow.
Diagram illustrating the progression of arteriosclerosis.
Diagram illustrating two different types of abdominal aortic aneurysm.