Spring 2007
Spring 2007
Feature Story
Peripheral artery disease (PAD)the hardening or narrowing of leg arteriesis like having a slow, continuous, painful heart attack in the leg. It happens when plaque accumulates in the leg arteries, blocking blood flow. This can lead to ulcers (wounds that dont heal), gangrene (tissue death)even loss of the leg. People with diabetes or hypertension, smokers and those who are obese are at high risk for PAD.