There is hope.

Learn more about peripheral artery disease (PAD), its symptoms and statistics.


There is hope.

Learn more about peripheral artery disease (PAD), its symptoms and statistics.

Stop ignoring the signs. Talk to a PAD specialist. Take control of your health.

Patient Journey LP

It’s easy to think that age is catching up with you. Or it’s just “poor circulation.”

It could be something worse. You might have peripheral artery disease, or PAD. Without treatment PAD can lead to increased pain, amputation and even death.

But there is hope. Together, we can take a stand against amputation. 

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Stop ignoring the signs. Talk to a PAD specialist. Take control of your health.


Bill doesn’t get around much these days

He knows the lingering wound on his foot can’t be good, but he’s ignored it — until now. He can hardly walk let alone get his work done. Bill doesn’t realize the wound on his foot is a result of a very serious form of peripheral artery disease (PAD), called critical limb ischemia. (This condition is also referred to as chronic limb threatening ischemia.)

The arteries in his legs have narrowed and hardened, limiting blood flow to his legs and feet and impeding his body’s ability to heal. If left untreated, things can get rapidly worse, including the possibility that his disease could lead to having his leg amputated.9

But amputation might not be the only solution for Bill. People with advanced stages of PAD are at risk for amputation but do have treatment options — such as endovascular procedures.12 Plus, saving toes, feet and legs in PAD patients has been shown to improve survival rates.17

For Bill, that could mean getting his life back. Does this sound familiar? If you have a wound that won’t heal, learn more about other symptoms of PAD and share your concerns with a health care professional.

Bill is not an actual patient. His story is intended to represent part of the population with PAD. Symptoms, treatment options and outcomes may vary.


Americans suffer from PAD1

Many Americans not seeking treatment for PAD6

25% Undergoing Treatment
75% Not Undergoing Treatment

PAD-related amputations annually performed in the U.S.3

greater risk for amputation in people with PAD and diabetes than patients without diabetes12

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.

Download the Symptom Checklist

You can print the checklist out and take it with your doctor to help guide your conversation about PAD.

PAD Treatment Spectrum

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