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Peripheral Vascular Disease

 Overview

The circulatory system consists of 2 types of blood vessels: arteries and veins. These are tubular structures that carry the blood throughout the body.

  • Arteries carry oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood from the heart to the organs and cells.
  • Veins carry oxygen-depleted blood and wastes through the kidneys, liver, and lungs, where wastes are filtered out and removed from the body. The venous blood is then again filled with oxygen in the lungs and returned back to the heart.
  • The 2 are interconnected by small weblike vessels called capillaries.

Peripheral vascular disease refers to any disease or disorder of the circulatory system outside of the brain and heart.

PRN Vascular national distributor of the Vicorder specializes in the diagnostic testing equipment for Peripheral Arterial (Vascular) Disease.

Source WebMD http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/peripheral-vascular-disease?print=true