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PVD vs PAD

PVD vs PAD chart pg 875 med surg book ed. 8

QuestionAnswer
Peripheral pulses are decreased or absent PAD
Peripheral pulses are present but may be difficult to palpate with edema PVD
Capillary refill is less than 3 seconds PVD
Capillary refill is greater than 3 seconds PAD
Ankle-brachial index is less than 0.70 PAD
Ankle-brachial index is greater than 0.91 PVD
Absent edema unless the leg is constantly in a dependent position PAD
Edema in the lower legs PVD
Loss of hair on legs, feet, and toes PAD
Hair may be present or absent PVD
Ulcers on tips of toes, foot, or lateral malleolus PAD
Ulcers are near the medial malleolus PVD
The ulcer is rounded, smooth, a looks punched out PAD
The ulcer is irregularly shaped PVD
The ulcer has minimal drainage PAD
The ulcer has moderate to large amounts of drainage PVD
The ulcer has black eschar or pale pink granulation PAD
The ulcer has yellow slough or dark red, "ruddy" granulation PVD
Has intermittent claudication or rest pain in foot. The ulcer may or may not be painful. PAD
Dull ache or heaviness in calf or thigh. Ulcer is often painful PVD
Nails are thick and brittle PAD
Nails are normal or thick PVD
Skin has color of dependent rubor and elevated pallor PAD
Skin is bronze-brown colored with possible varicose veins PVD
Skin is thin, shiny and taut PAD
Skin is thick, hardened, and indurated PVD
The skin is cool, temperature gradient down the leg PAD
Skin is warm with no temperature gradient PVD
Dermatitis and Pruritus rarely occur with PAD
Dermatitis and Pruritus occur frequently with PVD
Created by: Keller