Peripheral Artery Disease
PAD is a disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries, causing them to become hardened or narrowed and limits the flow of oxygen-rich blood through your body. Extra blood flow is needed when a body is in motion (such as walking or exercising), but if there’s not enough blood circulation due to clogged arteries, the result is pain and discomfort in the affected areas.
Clogged arteries and limited blood circulation are risk factors of many conditions, which is why PAD increases the risk of a heart attack and stroke.
If you experience pain. aching or numbness in your legs while walking or climbing stairs, it’s important to talk with your doctor and test to see if you have PAD so that you may begin treatment immediately.
The most common symptom of PAD is painful cramping in your legs while walking, climbing stairs, or during other physical activities, but the pain subsides once you’re at rest. However, in an advanced stage, you may feel the leg pain even while at rest. Some other symptoms may include:
Certain risk factors of PAD such as age, family history of heart attack, PAD or stroke, can’t be controlled. However, the following risk factors can be controlled by an individual with the help of a healthcare provider:
Overweight / Obesity
High Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressure
Angioplasty & Stent
Office Based Lab
Our Office Based Lab (OBL) is equipped with state of the art technology that allows our physicians to provide exceptional care and procedures which have previously only been available at hospitals. Performing interventional procedures in an office based lab is more convenient for patients because of their smaller sizes in comparison to a hospital, which results in shorter check-ins, quicker turnaround times, and more personable staff experiences.
- Includes an operating room and recovery room
- Patients monitored for 2-4 hours after their procedure
- Same-day discharge after procedure
- AAAASF certified, the most prestigious standard for outpatient accreditation
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