Thrombosis in both arteries and veins is a unique clinical scenario. Arterial and venous thrombosis are associated with several known risk factors, while other cases are idiopathic. Most known causes of thrombophilia are related to venous thromboembolic events, but there are several hypercoagulable conditions that cause both arterial and venous thrombosis.
Venous ulcers – These are more common than arterial ones, in fact, a high majority (80%) ulcers of the lower limb are venous ulcers. Venous Ulcers vs. Arterial Ulcers. Venous ulcers most commonly occur in the lower leg or upper part of the ankle. People who have a sedentary lifestyle may develop ulcers due to pooling of blood in the legs.
Venous stasis ulcers are the most common cause of foot and ankle skin ulcerations. What is an Arterial Ulcer? Approximately 10% of all leg ulcers are arterial ulcers, where there is an inadequate blood supply to the tissues due to arterial disease, where narrowing and hardening of the arteries supplied to the legs and feet occur.
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Venous Disease Overview. Veins are thin-walled structures inside of which a set of valves keeps blood in the body flowing in one direction. The heart pumps oxygen-rich blood to the body’s tissues through thicker-walled arteries; the veins return that blood to the heart.
Varicose vein and venous insufficiency are very different problems. A skilled physician usually can differentiate venous disease from arterial disease very quickly with a patient history and clinical exam. Some patients will have both arterial and venous disorders and some arterial testing may be in order.
By using a stethoscope to listen to the blood flowing through your arm arteries, your vascular surgeon can determine the strength of the flow. Because upper extremity vascular disease can affect any artery in the body, your vascular surgeon will usually check arteries in other locations in your body besides your arms. Diagnostic Testing
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Increased blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries (carrying blood away from the heart to the lungs). Pulmonary arterial hypertension can be caused by lung disease ...
The main cause of arterial insufficiency is due to peripheral arterial disease with atherosclerosis and emboli being the most common causes of a blockage in the leg arteries. With venous insufficiency , varicose veins and thrombus formation (DVT) affect the superficial and deep leg veins respectively.