Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
What is Peripheral Artery Disease?
Peripheral artery disease is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries that carry blood away from the heart to other parts of the body. The most common type is lower-extremity PAD, in which blood flow is reduced to the legs 和 feet.
PAD Symptoms 和 Risk Factors
If you have cramping, tingling or weakness in your legs, you might have peripheral artery disease, also known as PAD. PAD can lead to leg or foot amputation 和 even heart attack or stroke. Early detection is key!
If you have trouble with your feet or legs, talk to a doctor about PAD 和 ask to take off your socks.
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For Patients 和 专业人士
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) affects over 8.5 million Americans 和 over 200 million people nationwide. The American Heart Association 和 the Anticoagulation Forum are joining forces to elevate awareness of PAD among patients 和 health care providers.
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