Left untreated, PAD can lead to amputation
A way to allow blood to flow around blockages in your legs
If you have Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to your head, organs, and limbs. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, fibrous tissue, and other substances in the blood. (Peripheral Artery Disease, a potentially life threatening disease where plaque, like calcium, builds up along blood vessel walls, narrowing the arteries and reducing blood flow to the legs and feet.), your health care provider may recommend Your doctor will create a graft bypass using a vessel from another part of the body or a blood vessel made of synthetic fabric. This technique allows blood to flow around – or bypass – the blocked or narrowed artery.. It’s a commonly used technique, especially if you have progressed to Also potentially known as CLI, the most severe and deadly form of peripheral artery disease. (CLI)16 — the worst form of PAD.5
In this type of procedure, your doctor will create a graft bypass using a vessel from another part of the body or a blood vessel made of synthetic fabric. This method allows blood to flow around – or bypass – the blocked or narrowed Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood to your heart and other parts of your body..35
THE GOOD NEWS: There are many TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR PAD. So don’t wait. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor now.
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Only a health care professional can diagnose you with PAD. Our Symptom Quiz can help guide the conversation about your treatment options.
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Click below to take the interactive Symptom Quiz. You can print your answers out and take them with you to a doctor to help guide your conversation about PAD.