What Is PVD? - Symptoms & Treatment


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A patient presents with increased pain with walking and when they elevate their feet. What type of vascular disease is this individual most likely suffering from?

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1. A patient is ordered anticoagulation therapy (blood thinners) to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD). What is the rationale behind this medication as treatment for PAD?

2. What type of a wound would you expect to find on a patient diagnosed with venous insufficiency in the periphery?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of peripheral vascular disease, including its symptoms and treatment. The quiz will ask you to analyze scenarios to determine the type of vascular disease an individual may be suffering from and the rationale behind use of blood thinners as treatment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Given certain symptoms, a type of patient who is most likely suffering from venous insufficiency
  • Type of wound most likely on a patient with venous insufficiency in the periphery
  • Treatment for a patient with venous insufficiency

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on peripheral vascular disease
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to analyze scenarios for determination of a type of vascular disease and rationale of a specific treatment
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information regarding the type of wound likely on a patient with venous insufficiency in the periphery
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding treatment of venous insufficiency

Additional Learning

To learn more about peripheral vascular disease, review the accompanying lesson, What is PVD? - Symptoms & Treatment. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • View diagrams of a normal and a diseased artery
  • Explore two examples of symptoms of the disease
  • Identify specific lifestyle changes recommended for patients with PVD