Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affects around 20 percent of Americans over the age of 65. As cholesterol and scar tissue accumulate over the years, plaque builds up and begins to clog the arteries. This causes decreased blood flow to the lower body, leading to hip and leg pain and even requiring further medical attention at times.
In addition to discomfort, patients with PAD have increased risk for:
- Heart disease
- Aortic aneurysm
Know The Signs
The signs and symptoms of PAD are sometimes overlooked or mistaken for part of the normal aging process. Know what common symptoms to look for and contact us if you’re experiencing the following:
- Painful leg cramping when walking that is relieved with rest
- Leg numbness or burning sensations
- Cold feet or toes
- Dry and discolored skin on the feet and toes
- Lower leg pain while at rest
- Non-healing ulcer or chronic sore
- Tissue loss or gangrene (black toes)
Why Choose Us?
Our team of fellowship-trained vascular physicians are experts in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease. We provide patient-focused consultations and treatment, which means you are at the center of everything we do. The physicians at Vascular & Interventional Associates possess the expertise in both diagnostic imaging and arterial treatment that you should expect from your vascular specialists.
We utilize state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedures to treat your vascular disease. Our treatments are highly targeted, image-guided endovascular surgical procedures. Learn more about our minimally invasive treatment options here.