Aterosclerosis de las extremidades

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Arteriosclerosis 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.

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  • Last Reviewed on 05/14/2012
  • 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.

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