Peripheral artery disease

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Author: Mikael Häggström [notes 1]
Peripheral artery disease is a narrowing of the arteries other than those that supply the heart or the brain.[1] Narrowing in the heart is called coronary artery disease, and in the brain it is called cerebrovascular disease.


In the extremities, a previous examination of a vascular surgeon is preferable before medical imaging. MRI angiography is preferable for a general arterial screening.


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  1. . What Is Peripheral Vascular Disease?. from the original on April 12, 2015. Retrieved on 26 February 2015.