Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Anatomy & Physiology

Identify the disease & who is most likely to get it?

Peripheral Artery Disease is a circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs.

Symptoms

  • Leg numbness
  • Painful cramping
  • Sores on toes
  • Hair loss
  • Shiny skin on legs
  • NO pulse or weak pulse in legs and feet
  • Slower growth of toenails

How is it diagnosed?

Some tests your doctor may use to diagnose (PAD) are

  • Physcial exam
  • Ultrasound
  • Angiography
  • Blood tests
  • Ankle-Brachial index (ABI)

Treatment Methods

  • Medications
  • Surgery (Angioplasty, Bypass surgery)

Prognosis

Peripheral Artery Disease can be controlled with treatment, also including exercise and

surgery.

Peripheral Arterial Disease