Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), also called peripheral vascular disease (PVD), refers to the hardening of the arteries. This is known as atherosclerosis, when plaque builds in an artery, diminishing blood flow over time and leading to tissue or organ damage. Patients with PAD often experience leg pain that occurs with walking causing, numbness and tingling in the feet, trouble walking, foot pain that wakes you at night, and sores that won’t heal.
Risk factors for PAD include:
There are a number of treatment options available, many of which can be conducted in an outpatient setting. CMC’s team of highly-trained physicians, technicians, and support staff can assess the best treatment options for you.
Symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatments and more (patient resources/videos from the Society for Vascular Surgery)