The Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Program provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for patients with early to late progression PAD. The program was developed and is maintained by board-certified and fellowship-trained PAD experts who focus on managing symptoms and slowing down the progression of the disorder in partnership with a patient’s primary care provider.
PAD is a common problem of the circulatory system that results in the narrowing of the arteries, most often caused by the buildup of plaque in the arteries (atherosclerosis), and leads to reduced blood flow in the lower limbs. In severe cases, PAD can progress and lead to critical limb ischemia (CLI), causing pain, non-healing ulcers, and may result in the need for amputation.
Recognized risk factors for peripheral arterial disease parallel those related to coronary artery disease and include:
In consideration of recognized risk factors, the following groups of patients should be evaluated and screened for PAD:
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