Peripheral Venous Disease Symptoms
Peripheral venous disease symptoms do not occur in approximately half the patients who have this condition. Peripheral venous disease (PVD), a circulatory disorder in which the veins that carry blood from the hands and feet to the heart become damaged or blocked, can occur anywhere in the body. However, it most often affects the arms and legs, and is commonly caused by a blood clot.
For patients who do experience noticeable symptoms of PVD, the first sign of the disease is usually discomfort in the location of the clot. Other common peripheral venous disease symptoms may include:
- Warmth at the area of the clot
- Redness over the affected vein
- Swelling over the affected vein
If you have any of these symptoms, it is important to schedule an appointment with a physician who can properly diagnose peripheral venous disease. Usually a simple blood pressure and heart examination is enough to diagnose PVD, but additional procedures are sometimes necessary to come to a conclusive diagnosis.
Tampa General Hospital provides patients who have PVD and other vascular conditions with innovative treatment options. Our cardiovascular center contains six cardiac catheterization laboratories and seven interventional radiology suites, along with 47 pre- and post-procedure rooms, all of which have been designed to provide patients with an optimal level of comfort and care.