Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a condition in which fatty tissues called "plaque" builds up inside the arteries in your legs. This build-up causes your arteries to narrow, reducing blood flow to the legs and feet. Which can result in your legs and feet feeling heavy, tired or painful. PAD is a serious condition that if left untreated, can result in increasing pain, amputation and even death. People with PAD have an increased risk for heart attack and stroke, which is why it is important to talk to your doctor today for early diagnosis and treatment. Many people with progressive PAD do not have any symptoms, so it is very important to talk to your doctor about your risk factors. A PAD diagnosis is fast, easy, and can be done by asking a few questions; performing a simple exam; and if required, doing a quick and easy test.
High Blood Pressure
History of Heart Attack
History of Stroke
Chronic Kidney Disease
50 Years Old or Older
Smoker / Previous Smoker
Tiredness, heaviness, or cramping in legs
Toes or feet look pale, discolored or bluish
Pain in legs and/or feet that disturb sleep
Sores or wounds on toes, feet or legs that
heal slowly or not at all
One leg or foot feels colder than the other
Loss or change of hair or nail pattern
Cramps when walking
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A PAD diagnostic workup starts with medical history, a physical examination of the feet and leg blood flow is also performed to assist in determining if PAD is present. However a history and exam alone are not enough. Pulse examination may falsely indicate the true blood flow. Therefore diagnosing PAD accurately also requires an ankle-brachial index (ABI). The ABI test is simple, noninvasive and only takes about 10 minutes. If the ABI is abnormal a Doppler and Ultrasound will be recommended. The Doppler and Ultrasound test is simple, noninvasive and only takes about 30 minutes. Doppler and ultrasound (duplex) imaging, visualizes the artery with sound waves and measures the blood flow in an artery to indicate the presence of blockage. Once PAD is properly diagnosed, options are explored for the PAD treatment that will yield the most beneficial results.
PAD is treatable if detected early. Treatment for PAD depends on a overall diagnostic assessment, including patient symptoms and risk factors, the site severity of the arterial blockages, and results of diagnostic test. PAD is easily treated at BGMG. Our arterial procedures are minimally invasive and can be completed in-office, easing your discomfort and cosmetic concerns with just a simple procedure. We provide state of the art treatment with CSI's Orbital Atherectomy System, Angioplasty, stent or vascular bypass surgery if blood flow through a limb is almost or completely blocked.
Relief of symptoms
Can be performed under local anesthesia
Most patients resume normal activities with 1-2 day
Good cosmetic with minimal or no scarring, bruising or swelling
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