Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment News and Information

What is Peripheral Artery Disease? (Definition)

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries to the legs, stomach, arms, and head. PAD is most commonly found in the arteries of the legs. Narrowing is caused by buildup of plaque which is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, fibrous tissue, and other substances in the blood. This narrowing of arteries limits the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your organs and other parts of your body.

The most common symptoms of PAD involving the lower extremities are cramping, pain or tiredness in the leg or hip muscles while walking or climbing stairs.

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Latest Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment News and Research

New Guidelines for Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease

(AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION) According to a recent press release, new guidelines for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD), include recommendations on the use of antiplatelet therapy to reduce the risk of blood clots and statin drugs to lower cholesterol and advise PAD patients to participate in a structured exercise program ...
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