PAD – Peripheral Arterial Disease
Occurs when a fatty build up of plaque narrows down the arteries causing an obstruction to the blood flow.
Peripheral artery disease or peripheral vascular disease most commonly effects the arteries in the legs but can effect the arteries in the neck, arms, intestine, and kidneys.
Are You At Risk for PAD?
- Over 50 years of age
- Current or former smoker
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- History of heart disease or stroke
- Inactive lifestyle
- Leg pain with activities
- Tiredness or cramping leg muscles
- Poor hair growth
- Skin discoloring
- Wounds difficult to heal
Heart South provides non-invasive testing to diagnose PAD. Under the care of one of our doctors, they can diagnose, conservatively treat, and perform procedures that can give their patients life changing outcomes!