Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is the most common type of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and is similar to coronary artery disease.
When blood vessels outside of the heart and brain, such as arteries and veins in the legs, arms, stomach or kidneys become damaged this is know as peripheral vascular disease (PVD).
Sudden cardiac death (also known as sudden cardiac arrest) occurs from a sudden loss of heart function where the heart stops (cardiac arrest) and blood stops circulating in the body.
Varicose veins are dilated veins that have lost their valve effectiveness and become elongated, bulged and thickened. Veins carry blood from the capillaries to the heart.