PAD (peripheral arterial disease) is specific to arterial blockages that are more common. PVD (peripheral vascular disease) refers both to arterial and venous problems.
Mitar Vranic, DO
Specialty: Vascular Surgery
Location and Office HoursWestern Vascular Institute
451 E 4th
Mesa, AZ 85203
- BC/BS of Arizona-HMO Arizona
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- United Healthcare
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- How do peripheral arterial and peripheral vascular disease differ?
Are the love and support of one’s spouse associated with heart health?
Several studies have found that marital stress may increase the risk of heart disease and worsen the prognosis after an acute cardiac event (such as a heart attack). Negative emotions such as hostility, anxiety, or depression have repeatedly been shown to adversely affect heart health as well. This may in part be related to worse self care and an unhealthy lifestyle in those who are under significant emotional stress. Stress may also cause direct damage to certain biological systems, including the cardiovascular system. Although the connection between love and heart health has not been well studied yet, exciting new work is beginning to show that positive thoughts and attitudes (such as sex or family life satisfaction) may have protective effects on health outcomes, including the risk of developing heart disease.
What are the risks of a resting radionuclide angiogram (RNA)?
Brigham and Women's Hospital answeredA resting radionuclide angiogram (RNA) is a type of nuclear medicine procedure that evaluates the heart's chambers in motion. The amount of the radionuclide (radioactive tracer) injected into your vein for the procedure is small enough that there is no need for precautions against radioactive exposure. The injection of the radionuclide may cause some sight discomfort. Allergic reactions to the radionuclide are rare.
If you are pregnant or suspect that you may be pregnant, you should notify your physician due to the risk of injury to the fetus from radionuclide angiography. Radiation exposure during pregnancy may lead to birth defects. If you are lactating or breastfeeding, you should notify your physician due to the risk of contaminating breast milk with the radionuclide.
Patients who are allergic to or sensitive to medications, contrast dyes, iodine, or latex should notify their physician. There may be other risks depending upon your specific medical condition. Be sure to discuss any concerns with your physician prior to the procedure. Nicotine in cigarettes may cause spasm in the coronary arteries, which could affect the test results.
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