Peripheral Vascular Disease: The arteries and the veins

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 Join UnityPoint Clinic Cardiologist Georges Hajj for a one hour session to learn more about the prevalence and risk factors and focus on signs and symptoms of peripheral vascular diseases as well as prevention and treatment.


“Peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, develops when your arteries become clogged with plaque—fatty deposits that limit blood flow to your legs. Just like clogged arteries in the heart, clogged arteries in the legs mean you are at risk for having a heart attack or stroke. In all, P.A.D. affects 8 to 12 million people in the United States, especially those over 50.”

According to the CDC, men and woman are equally affected by PAD; however, black race/ethnicity is associated with an increased risk of PAD. Approximately 8.5 million people in the United States have PAD, including 12-20% of individuals older than age 60. General population awareness of PAD is estimated at 25 percent.

(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)