Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a condition where the arteries of your legs become narrowed with plaque or cholesterol buildup and restricts the flow of blood. Having plaque in the legs often indicates there is plaque in other areas of the body, including arteries that lead to the heart and brain. At any time plaque can rupture and clots can form- cutting off blood supply, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Individuals that are at higher risk for developing PAD include (but are not limited to) diabetics, smokers or past smokers, persons with high blood pressure or blood pressure controlled by medication, persons with high cholesterol or cholesterol controlled by medication and individuals age 55 and older.
Complimentary PAD assessments available. Appointments: 864.885.0551