Quiz: Are you at risk for PAD?

Are You at Risk for PAD?

Peripheral artery disease (also called peripheral vascular disease) is a common circulation problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs. When you develop peripheral artery disease (PAD), your extremities — usually your legs — don't receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand. This causes symptoms, particularly leg pain when walking. Peripheral artery disease may be a sign of more widespread cholesterol deposits and hardening of your arteries (atherosclerosis). Atherosclerosis can reduce blood flow to your heart and brain, in addition to the legs.

Take this Quick Quiz!

  • Do you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes?

  • Have you ever suffered a heart attack, angina, stroke, or mini-stroke?

  • Do you have a family history of heart disease or stroke?

  • Do you smoke now, or did you have a smoking habit in the past?

  • Are you over 65 years old?

  • Do the calf or thigh muscles in your legs ache when you walk?

  • Have you ever had a foot or leg wound that took more than a month to heal?

If you answered yes to 3 or more of these questions, you should consider vascular screening at one of our convenient locations. Find out more about screening for PAD.