Vascular Disease and Wound Healing
One of the main vascular diseases is peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PAD is a narrowing or blockage of the blood vessels in the legs. Blood flow to your feet and legs is decreased. This decreased blood flow affects the health of your skin on your feet and legs. It can also be the reason an ulcer does not heal. People with PAD have an increased risk for heart attack and stroke.
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Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Peripheral artery disease is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries that affects 1 in 8 Americans over the age of 60, and can result in delayed wound healing and greater risk for limb loss.Learn More
Vascular Patient Resources
Skin Perfusion Pressure Test
Your physician has suggested you have a test to assess the small blood vessels in your feet and legs. There are two different tests that can do this; Skin Perfusion Pressure Test (SPP) and Transcutaneous Oximetry Test (TcPO2). These tests will assess if these tiny blood vessels are blocked or damaged, or if the wound…Learn More
Controlling Swelling with Compression Stockings
What are compression stockings? Compression stockings are made to help control swelling in the feet, ankles and lower legs. Benefits of compression stockings include helping to squeeze these areas to prevent the buildup of fluid in the tissue. This buildup of fluid can be very painful. There are many different levels of compression in these…Learn More