The body uses the circulatory system – which relies on veins, arteries and capillaries – to carry blood throughout the body. Arteries carry oxygenated blood away from the heart to organs and cells. Veins transport oxygen-depleted blood through the kidneys, lungs and liver where it is filtered and returned to the heart. While there are exceptions, the direction of blood flow is what distinguishes arteries and veins from each other. Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD), occurs when blood can’t get to where it needs to go due to a narrowing of blood vessels.

Two types of peripheral vascular disease


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