Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to the legs and arms.
Treatment for PAD begins with making lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, exercising, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure levels and managing diabetes.
There are also medications that can help. If the condition persists, PAD can be treated using minimally invasive procedures, such as angioplasty, stenting, atherectomy, (removing blockage out) or with a laser. Traditional surgery may be an option for patients who are not candidates for the minimally invasive techniques or with more advanced disease.