Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral Arterial Disease, known as PAD, occurs when the arteries become clogged with plaque, which prevents the flow of blood. When most people hear about arteries, they automatically think of the arteries in the heart. However, PAD affects the arteries in the legs. That may not seem like such a big deal, but even if the arteries in your legs...

Millions of people in the U.S. have some form of peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD occurs when the peripheral arteries to the legs, arms, head, and stomach narrow. Most PAD symptoms occur in the arteries of the legs. Atherosclerosis, which is plaque build-up that blocks and narrows arteries and restricts blood flow in different regions of the body, is the...

Coastal Vascular Center presents the 5 Facts about Arterial Disease.  When every step you take hurts or your legs get easily tired, your quality of life can go downhill quickly.  If the genesis of your symptoms is peripheral artery disease, also known as Arterial Disease or simply PAD, a condition that affects 8 to 10 million Americans, there's more to...