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Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Testing

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)?

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) occurs when cholesterol and other fats circulating in the blood collect inside the walls of the arteries that supply blood to the limbs. This buildup, referred to as fatty plaque, narrows arteries and can lead to reduced or blocked blood flow (atherosclerosis).

PAD most commonly occurs in the legs but can also be present in the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the head, arms, kidneys, and stomach.

Symptoms of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

While there are common symptoms associated with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), many people with PAD do not experience any symptoms at all, which makes early diagnosis even more crucial.

Often, once symptoms do appear, the disease may have already progressed significantly. If they do occur, symptoms of PAD may include:

Painful leg cramping (claudication)
Numbness, weakness, or heaviness in the legs
Burning or aching in feet and toes
Cooling of skin on legs or feet
Loss of hair on legs or feet
Foot sores or ulcers
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Who is at Risk for PAD?

Age-Related Illness


High Blood Pressure

Existing Cardiovascular Disease


Metabolic Syndrome

High Cholesterol


Learn more about how QuantaFlo can improve outcomes for your patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease