PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease)

CVM's Doctors Are The Leaders In Treating Peripheral Arterial Disease In The Quad Cities. 

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) in the legs or lower extremities is the narrowing or blockage of the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the legs. It is primarily caused by the buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries, which is called atherosclerosis. PAD can happen in any blood vessel, but it is more common in the legs than the arms. (source CDC.gov)

Symptoms of PAD
  • Pain in the lower leg.

  • Sometimes there is not pain in the leg, but just fatigue and tiredness.

  • Diminished pulse in lower leg, pain, or discomfort

  • Discoloration

  • Formation of sores

  • Can be progressive and severe leading to amputation, cardiovascular death, or stroke. 

People Who Are At Risk
  • Smokers

  • High blood pressure

  • Atheroslerosis

  • Diabetes

  • High Cholesterol

  • Age above 60 years

Risks Of Not Treating PAD
  • Amputation

  • Coronary Artery Disease

  • Heart Attack

  • Stroke

Early Detection is Key!
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Many Complications Can Be Prevented Utilizing
  • Non-Surgical Procedures

  • Rehabilitation

  • Medication

  • Exercise

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