Left untreated, PAD can lead to amputation
Learn more about PAD and take control of your health
Whether you recently were diagnosed with 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.) or you have concerns that you or a loved one might be at risk for the disease, you probably have a lot of questions.
Even if you are already pretty educated about PAD or have spoken with your health care professional about it, you still can learn more. Treatment options and techniques are constantly advancing.
Don’t wait — learn as much as you can about PAD and talk to a health care professional about the disease. Use our Find a Doctor tool to locate a PAD specialist near you, and schedule an appointment today.
Americans suffer from PAD1
Many Americans not seeking treatment for PAD6
25% Undergoing Treatment
75% Not Undergoing Treatment
Talk to Your Doctor
Only a health care professional can diagnose you with PAD. Our Symptom Quiz can help guide the conversation about your treatment options.
Take the Symptom Quiz
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.