Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Peripheral artery disease (PAD), also known as claudication, poor circulation, vascular disease, or hardening of arteries, is a life-threatening circulatory condition where arteries are narrowed, reducing blood flow to limbs. The vascular disease develops mostly as a result of a hardening of the arteries known as atherosclerosis.
PAD Intervention & Treatment
Early detection and treatment are important to control the disease and allow patients a full selection of different treatment options. Family physicians, internists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and vascular specialists can all diagnose PAD by examining a patient’s medical and family history, performing a physical exam, and conducting diagnostic tests.
Peripheral Vascular Intervention & Amputation Prevention
Increased access to interventions – including revascularization and atherectomy – has resulted in a reduction of lower extremity amputations for patients with severe lower extremity PAD in the United States.
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