Aterosclerosis de las extremidades

La aterosclerosis de las extremidades es una enfermedad de los vasos sanguíneos periféricos que se caracteriza por el estrechamiento y endurecimiento de las arterias que surten las piernas y los pies. El estrechamiento de las arterias causa una disminución en el flujo sanguíneo. Los síntomas son: dolor en las piernas, entumecimiento, piernas o pies fríos y dolor muscular en los muslos, pantorrillas y pies. Arteriosclerosis de las extremidades

Revision

Last reviewed 5/14/2012 by Shabir Bhimji, MD, PhD, Specializing in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Midland, TX. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

Disclaimers

  • The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.
  • A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.
  • Call 911 for all medical emergencies.
  • Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites.

©1997 - A.D.A.M., Inc.Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.adam.com