What are the risks of untreated peripheral vascular disease (PVD)?

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Risks of untreated peripheral vascular disease (PVD) can result in stroke, severe pain, non-healing wounds and gangrene. Watch Gabriel Bietz, MD, with Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, talk about the importance of seeking medical attention.
If you develop significant blockages in the blood vessels of the legs from peripheral vascular disease (PVD) or peripheral artery disease (PAD), and you do not get treatment in time, you could end up with enough damage to the tissue to require an amputation.

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