What You Should Know
About PAD

Peripheral Artery Disease (or PAD) can rob people of their independence and mobility by making walking difficult or, worse, by increasing the risk of heart attack, stroke, amputation or even death. Prevention, detection and treatment can save lives and limbs, as well as keep people active and healthy so that they can continue to spend time with their family and friends and participate in the activities they enjoy.

The consequences of PAD are serious. Clogged arteries in your legs can make walking difficult and are a red flag that other arteries, including those in the heart and brain, may also be blocked – increasing the risk of a heart attack, stroke or death.

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