Arterial insufficiency

Definition of Arterial insufficiency

Arterial insufficiency is a lack of enough blood flow through the arteries.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

One of the most common causes of arterial insufficiency is .


Arterial insufficiency can affect many different parts of the body. The specific symptoms may indicate which artery is involved.


David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/15/2009

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