Peripheral Blood Vessel Disorders Can't be underestimated

Peripheral blood vessels have a small form factor, but if exposed to the consequences could be severe disruption of coronary blood vessels. In fact, disturbances in peripheral blood vessels can be an indicator of heart problems.

General director of human resources at the Hospital Cardiovascular Harapan Kita (RSJPDHK) dr. Dakota said Iwan, vascular disorders often overlooked edge. In fact, the disorder having an even more serious implications because to be related to coronary heart disease.

"If someone has a peripheral blood vessel disease, he may have an increased risk of heart disease as well, and vice versa," he said in a press conference 'Diseased Diseased Coronary Blood Vessels Allow So Bank' in Jakarta, Thursday (13/06/2013).

It also expressed vascular experts from Mahidol University, Thailand, dr. Thosaphol Limpijankit. According to him, if the troubled peripheral blood vessels so blood vessels throughout the body can also be disrupted.

Thosaphol explained, risk factors for vascular disease increases as the edge of the disease such as diabetes, stroke, heart, and so on. In addition, factors more than 55 years of age may also increase the risk.

"So for those at high risk should immediately undertake a screening for early detection of this disease," he said.

Unfortunately, further Thosaphol, patients generally too late to know the peripheral blood vessel disease. They've checked out when they have a severe condition such as a leg wound that can not heal. If injury occurs, meaning that peripheral blood vessels have been damaged.

The edge of the vessel disorder is a disruption or damage on the blood vessels that are far away from the heart, such as in the legs. If left unchecked, these disorders can lead to chronic limb ischemia is a condition in open sores that do not heal, strokes, and heart attacks are capable berujuang to death when blood no longer be circulated throughout the body.

Head of Training and Education Division RSJPDHK dr. Ismoyo Sunu said, in addition to those who already have risk factors, screening should also be done for those who often feel the pain and excessively sore or cramping in the legs after walking away. Screening is called the ankle brachial index.

"Screening aims to prove whether it was just plain sore or indeed any edge vascular disease or venous valve problems," he said.

In addition to other heart disease risk factors such as smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, family history, and high cholesterol levels also increase the risk of peripheral blood vessels.