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How often might peripheral vascular disease develop in one's arms?

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Posted on Fri, 22 Feb 2019
Question: How often might peripheral vascular disease develop in one's arms? Would an advanced case ever lead to amputation?

If you feel I should ask someone more specialized in the field, what kind of specialist should I ask?
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Cardio-Vascular Surgeon

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.

Peripheral vascular disease in the arm is not common at all.
Amputation is usually not required.
With the modern diagnostic modalities and newer management, most of the cases are treatable.

The Best Specialist would be Cardio-Vascular Surgeon to answer your further queries.

I hope this answers your queries.
You may please put up another query for the Cardio-Vascular Surgeons.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards



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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant (55 minutes later)
Sorry, I'm new to this service. How do I find a cardio-vascular surgeon to ask? I have trouble finding a way to search for specific doctors.

What I would ask them is what are some symptoms of a severe case of PVD in the arms? Moreover, at what point would treatments or something like a vascular reconstructive procedure not be an option? At said point, would amputation be the only way to assure the patient's safety?

Thank you for your tine.
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Open Services > Ask a Specialist > Cardiac Surgeon

Detailed Answer:
Please go to ''Services'' option. There will be a list of Specialist. Choose '' Ask a Specialist: Then choose '' Ask a Cardiac Surgeon''.
You will get to the Specialist you want.
Most of the cases of PVD are well managed once a proper diagnosis of the condition and the instigating and enhancing factors are done.
Once a proper diagnosis is done the management is usually medical with a combination of therapies like Diet, lifestyle changes, proper medications.
If the medications fail there are surgeries to give further management.
Amputation is required only if the part becomes gangrenous. So no role of amputation in routine management.

I hope this answer helps you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Brief Answer: Cardio-Vascular Surgeon Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific. Peripheral vascular disease in the arm is not common at all. Amputation is usually not required. With the modern diagnostic modalities and newer management, most of the cases are treatable. The Best Specialist would be Cardio-Vascular Surgeon to answer your further queries. I hope this answers your queries. You may please put up another query for the Cardio-Vascular Surgeons. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards