Are You at Risk for PAD?

Peripheral artery disease (also called peripheral arterial disease) is a common circulatory 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, most notably leg pain when walking. Peripheral artery disease is also likely to be a sign of a more widespread accumulation of fatty deposits in your arteries (atherosclerosis). This condition may be reducing blood flow to your heart and brain, as well as your 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 have you had a heavy smoking habit previously?
  • Are you over 65 years old?
  • Do the calf muscles in your legs ache when you walk?
  • Have you ever had a foot or ankle wound that took over 2 months 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.