Is restless legs syndrome (RLS) related to peripheral vascular disease?

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Justin P. Levisay, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
There is no known association between restless leg syndrome (RLS) and peripheral vascular disease (PVD). RLS is a diagnosis that has increased dramatically over the past years. I'm not aware of a significant number of cases of RLS actually being related to PVD; however, it is possible. If you don't have the traditional risk factors for PVD, your diagnosis of RLS is likely correct.

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