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Peripheral Artery Disease

PAD, or peripheral artery disease, develops from the build-up of fatty deposits in arteries of the legs and feet. Those blood vessels narrow or harden from the deposits, decreasing blood flow.

Without treatment, this common condition increases your risk for stroke or heart attack.

Experts at our Pilla Heart Center and Blank Vascular Center are highly skilled in treatment of peripheral artery disease.

Symptoms of Peripheral Artery Disease

Those with PAD – also called peripheral vascular disease, or PVD – experience discomforts in the feet, legs or thighs. Symptoms include pain, weakness or burning. Problems may appear during exertion and lessen with rest.

Diagnosis and Treatment of PAD

Doppler ultrasound and angiography are among the tests used to diagnose peripheral artery disease. Therapies include medications for less severe conditions, minimally invasive angioplasty with stent placement and vascular bypass surgery.

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