Peripheral vascular disease

How is peripheral vascular disease related to schizophrenia?

People with schizophrenia show increased rates of co-occurring conditions. Peripheral vascular disease involves reduced circulation of blood to a body part other than the brain or heart, usually the legs, kidneys, or less commonly, the arms. The main cause of peripheral vascular disease is a build-up of fatty deposits that narrow blood vessels and reduce circulation of blood to the associated body part.

What is the evidence for comorbid peripheral vascular disease?

Moderate quality evidence finds no increases in peripheral vascular disease in people with schizophrenia compared to people without schizophrenia.

June 2020

Last updated at: 2:30 am, 19th June 2020
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