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1

Define peripheral arterial disease

Occlusive disease due to narrowing of peripheral arteries, which do not supply the brain (cerebrovascular) or heart (coronary).

2

List 5 types of peripheral arterial disease

Acute limb ischaemia
Acute mesenteric ischaemia

Intermittent claudication
Critical limb ischaemia

Aortic aneurysm: abdominal or thoracic
Aortic dissection

Raynaud's disease
Takayasu's disease: vasculitis of aortic arch
Buerger's disease: inflammation of blood vessels in young men who smoke
Cardiovascular syphilis

3

What is Raynaud's phenomenon

Vasospasm of digital arteries causes fingers/toes to turn white then blue, with numbness or pain.