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Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

PAD refers to diseases of the blood vessels outside the heart and brain.

It is often a narrowing of the vessels that carry blood to the legs, arms, stomach or kidneys.

PAD Symptoms 

  • Leg cramping, pain, fatigued and/or heaviness
  • Pain during exercise, which is relieved during rest
  • Cold legs
  • Poor wound healing

Risk Factors

  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • High Cholesterol
  • Diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes

How Do We Test For PAD?

An ankle-brachial index test (ABI) is a simple, non-invasive test measuring blood pressure in the arms and ankles.  A Doppler (sound) probe with gel is touched to the skin to listen to your blood flow through your arteries. 

Estimated testing cost - $39