Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) or Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is a disease of the peripheral blood vessels characterized by narrowing and hardening of the arteries that supply the legs and feet. The decreased blood flow results in nerve and tissue damage to the extremities.
PAD/PVD is a highly prevalent, under diagnosed, under treated disease. PAD/PVD has a gradual onset, initially asymptomatic until secondary complications develop. Surprisingly, 50 percent of people with PAD have no symptoms while 40 to 50 percent may present atypical, non-specific leg complaints.
Although Peripheral Arterial Disease is serious, it is treatable. Treatment may slow or stop disease progress and reduce the risk of complications. Treatments include lifestyle changes, quitting smoking, medicine, and surgery or procedures.
Reasons for Referral
- Leg pain upon activity
- Intermittent Claudication
- Weak or absent peripheral pulses
- Pallor or cyanosis
- Peripheral numbness
- Cool extremities
- Minimal to no hair growth on extremities
For this test, dye is injected through a needle or catheter (tube) into one of your arteries. This may make you feel mildly flushed. After the dye is injected, an x ray is taken. The x ray can show the location, type, and extent of the blockage in the artery.
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