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Peripheral Vascular Disease
Peripheral vascular disease (also known as PVD) is one of the most common vascular concerns in the world. But if you’re experiencing PVD signs and symptoms, that doesn’t mean you should avoid treatment. PVD can become extremely painful and uncomfortable, and can ultimately put you at risk for even more serious conditions.
The team at Shadyside Cardiovascular, PLLC will work directly with your primary physician to diagnose and treat all types of cardiovascular disorders, including peripheral vascular disease. We have the specialized skills and advanced training to provide comprehensive treatment for peripheral vascular disease, as well as heart disease treatment for those who need it.
As an independent group of medical specialists who provide cardiovascular care for office and hospital patients, we make every effort to deliver personalized, professional services to each person we see. If you’re ready to receive the best care available in Pittsburgh for your peripheral vascular disease, schedule your first appointment with Shadyside Cardiovascular, PLLC.
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Treatment for Peripheral Vascular Disease Symptoms
If you’re diagnosed with peripheral vascular disease, this means that your veins have become unusually narrow as a result of various risk factors. When your veins narrow, blood has a difficult time flowing through them; in a case of PVD, blood flow to your limbs is compromised, resulting in symptoms that make your legs feel uncomfortable or painful.
These symptoms often include:
- Painful cramps in the hips, thighs and calves
- Persistent coldness in the lower leg and foot
- Non-healing wounds and sores in the feet
- Slowed growth of hair and nails on the legs and toes
- A weakened pulse in the legs and feet
- A change in skin color or texture on the legs
- Numbness in the leg
- Weakness in the leg
In many cases, PVD affects one leg over the other, and an unhealthy limb can be compared to a healthy limb.
If you’re in need of treatment and monitoring for your peripheral vascular disease, the team at Shadyside Cardiovascular, PLLC can help. Our services include consultations that can help you address your PVD and begin living life without pain and discomfort.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I’m at risk for a peripheral vascular disease diagnosis?
Peripheral vascular disease causes can be identified in terms of factors which increase your risk for the condition. These risk factors include:
- High cholesterol
- Being over the age of 65
- Family history of heart disease or stroke
Can you help me treat my peripheral artery disease via telemedicine?
The team at SShadyside Cardiovascular, PLLC is proud to provide consultative services via telemedicine to offer our patients a safe, convenient method of managing their heart health. If you have questions about our telemedicine capabilities, don’t hesitate to ask us.
How can I get started with the best interventional cardiologist near me?
The team at Shadyside Cardiovascular, PLLC wants to make scheduling your first appointment with us as easy as possible. Just use our online tool to schedule with us, or give us a call at (412) 688-6414.