Peripheral Vascular Disease Information and Resources
FOR PATIENTS WITH MEDICARE, MEDICAID, OR MILITARY BENEFITS
Fund Status and Eligibility
Fully Allocated - Effective 02/07/2019, we are unable to process applications that are pending or accept new or renewal applications at this time. Should additional funding for Peripheral Vascular Disease Fund applicants become available in the future, it will be necessary to re-apply if assistance is still needed.
Maximum Award Level: $1,000 Per Year
- Patient must be insured by Medicare, Medicaid, or Military Benefits and insurance must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
- Patient must have a confirmed diagnosis of Peripheral Vascular Disease, or be prescribed a treatment regimen for the prevention of Peripheral Vascular Disease as defined below.
- Patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
- Patient's income must fall below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) with consideration of the Cost of Living Index (COLI) and the number in the household.
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Information About the Disease
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD), also referred to as peripheral artery disease, is a disruption of the blood flow leaving or returning to the heart from the body due to a variety of conditions that affect the vasculature and limit their ability to transport blood. PVD is a slow and progressive circulation disorder caused by narrowing (atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries), blockage or spasm in a blood vessel. PVD may involve any blood vessels outside of the heart and brain including arteries, veins or lymphatic vessels. These vessels carry blood to the legs, arms, stomach or kidneys, and may not get enough blood to function properly. Venous thromboembolism, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and chronic venous insufficiency are some examples of PVD’s effects in the veins. Arterial conditions associated with PVD may include peripheral arterial occlusion, Buerger's disease, Raynaud's disease and acrocyanosis.
Peripheral Vascular Disease Resources
American Heart Association
Society for Vascular Surgery
American Podiatric Medical Association
Society for Interventional Radiology
National Blood Clot Alliance
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
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