Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Peripheral artery disease (PAD), also known as claudication, poor circulation, vascular disease, or hardening of arteries, is a life-threatening circulatory condition where arteries are narrowed, reducing blood flow to limbs. The vascular disease develops mostly as a result of a hardening of the arteries known as atherosclerosis.
PAD Intervention & Treatment
Early detection and treatment are important to control the disease and allow patients a full selection of different treatment options. Family physicians, internists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and vascular specialists can all diagnose PAD by examining a patient’s medical and family history, performing a physical exam, and conducting diagnostic tests.
Peripheral Vascular Intervention & Amputation Prevention
Increased access to interventions – including revascularization and atherectomy – has resulted in a reduction of lower extremity amputations for patients with severe lower extremity PAD in the United States.
Value Of Outpatient Revascularization
Data show PAD procedures can be performed safely and efficiently in a non-hospital setting with excellent patient outcomes.
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