Peripheral Vascular Disease: From Diagnosis to Treatment (audio)
Many patients with peripheral vascular disease have pain in their legs when walking. In some cases, some people experience no symptoms. Peripheral vascular disease involves artery blockage and can put individuals at risk for amputations. Typically, patients who suffer this condition, also are at risk for heart disease and stroke. Dr. Rodriguez will review the risk factors, symptoms, diagnostic tests and available treatments for peripheral vascular disease.
Heron E. Rodriguez, MD, is a vascular surgeon on the medical staff at Northwestern Memorial, co-director of the Limb Preservation and Wound Care Clinic at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and assistant professor of Surgery at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.