What is Peripheral Artery Disease?
In its simplest form P.A.D. means that blood is not flowing normally through your arteries. Read on to learn more, or take our quiz below to see if you or a loved one might be at risk for P.A.D.
P.A.D. can also be referred to as:
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Hardening of arteries
- Lack of circulation to your extremities
Peripheral Arterial Disease is a serious disease that is often underdiagnosed and undertreated. Many people believe that pain in the legs is just another sign of aging, not realizing that it may be a warning sign for P.A.D.
Left untreated and in its most severe form, P.A.D. can lead to limb loss so it is imperative to seek treatment by a physician who is trained to accurately diagnose and treat vascular diseases, such as P.A.D.
Vascular disease is serious and often underdiagnosed and undertreated. Many people believe that symptoms are simply a sign of aging, not realizing that it may be a warning sign.
At PVA, we diagnose, manage and treat diseases of the arteries and veins throughout the body. We take a team approach to addressing a variety of vascular problems including Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D.), stroke, dialysis access, abdominal aortic aneurysms and diseases of the veins.
As vascular experts, we are able to offer comprehensive treatment plans that include medical management, minimally invasive endovascular procedures, traditional surgery and even combination hybrid techniques. Only when you see a vascular surgeon who offers all treatment modalities will you be assured of receiving the most appropriate care for your condition