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

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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