Peripheral Vascular System. Consists of a system of intertwining veins and arteries which carry blood to and from the heart and lungs Also involves the capillaries and lymph system . Peripheral Vascular Disease. Disorders which alter the normal flow of blood through the arteries and veins
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Cold or blue feet
Redness (rubor) of leg in dependent position (arterial)
Spares hair distribution
Dry, scaly, dusky, pale, or mottled skin
Stasis ulcers (venous-occur around ankle and foot is warm, arterial- painful,on toes and can become gangrene)
Diminished or absent pulses – use grading scale
Delay in capillary refill
Bruits heard in major arteries
Differences in the circumference of legs
Check for Homans’ signData Collection for PVD, cont.