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VICORDER® | Peripheral Vascular Disease Diagnostics

What is peripheral vascular disease (PVD)? Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a slow and progressive circulation disorder. It may involve disease in any of the blood vessels outside of the heart and diseases of the lymph vessels - the arteries, veins, or lymphatic vessels. Organs supplied by these vessels such as the brain, heart, and legs, may not receive adequate blood flow for ordinary function. However, the legs and feet are most commonly affected, thus the name peripheral vascular disease. According to the The University of Chicago Medicine http://www.uchospitals.edu/online-library/content=P00236 VICORDER®

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VICORDER® | Peripheral Vascular Disease

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...

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VICORDER® | Atherosclerosis Diagnostic Testing

What is atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is a gradual process whereby hard cholesterol substances (plaques) are deposited in the walls of the arteries. Cholesterol plaques cause hardening of the artery walls and narrowing of the inner channel (lumen) of the artery. The atherosclerosis process begins early in life (as early as teens in some people). When atherosclerosis is mild and the arteries are not substantially narrowed, atherosclerosis causes no symptoms. Therefore, many adults typically are unaware that their arteries are gradually accumulating cholesterol plaques. But when atherosclerosis...

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