1 in 20 Americans over 50 has peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
Find out how much you know about this common circulatory condition.
PAD is caused by your arteries becoming clogged with plaque–fatty buildup that limits blood flow to your limbs, particularly your legs. The most recognizable symptom of PAD is pain in your hips, thighs, and calf muscles when exercising. The pain often goes away after a few minutes once you have stopped exercising. If left untreated, it can lead to serious complications including amputation.
If this sounds like you are suffering from or a loved one, you may want to talk to your cardiologist about your risk factors for PAD. At Heart Center of Nevada, we can provide the consultations with any our board-certified cardiologists and office testing you need to ensure early diagnosis and treatment. This test is not meant to replace medical advice. Please speak with a health care professional if you have any questions or concerns about PAD.