Peripheral Vascular Disease

Having the correct diagnosis is always critical for the proper treatment of any disease. However, with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) it is even more important. People who have PAD symptoms are at higher risk for coronary heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and transient ischemic attack or mini-stroke. PAD is diagnosed based on your medical and family history, a physical exam, and...

It is estimated that there are more than 150,000 amputations performed in the US annually which involve the toes, legs, and feet due to advanced peripheral artery disease (PAD). The good news is there are treatment solutions and different medical procedures that can help to restore blood flow and help reduce the risk of amputation. PAD patients at risk of losing...

For the millions of Americans that suffer from peripheral artery disease (PAD) with claudication (leg pain) especially when walking, angioplasty in combination with a stent may be recommended to increase blood flow to the legs, thereby decreasing the possibility of amputation in more advanced PAD cases. While lifestyle changes that include a cessation of smoking, a healthy diet and exercise are...