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About Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

The American Heart Association explains peripheral artery disease (PAD) as a type of occlusive disease that affects the arteries outside the heart and brain. The most common cause is atherosclerosis -- fatty buildups in the arteries.

Understand Your Risk for PAD

The American Heart Association explains the risks of peripheral artery disease or PAD. Age increases the risk of PAD. Other factors include smoking, diabetes and high cholesterol.

Prevention and Treatment of PAD

The American Heart Association explains that treatment for PAD focuses on reducing symptoms and preventing further progression of the disease. In most cases, lifestyle changes, exercise and claudication medications are enough to slow the progression or even reverse the symptoms of PAD.

Why PAD Matters

The American Heart Association explains why peripheral artery disease, PAD, is a life-threatening condition that can be managed or even reversed with proper care.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

What is peripheral artery disease or PAD? The American Heart Association explains what peripheral artery disease is, the risk factors associated with PAD, how you can prevent PAD, how you can manage PAD, the symptoms of PAD and diagnosis of PAD.

What is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?

What is peripheral artery disease or commonly called PAD? Diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure raise your risk of developing PAD, but not many people who have those common conditions know what PAD is?

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