Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a disease of the arteries that is most common in men and women over the age of 50. Common symptoms of PAD include leg pain that occurs when walking or exercising and is relieved with rest. Other symptoms include leg discoloration, numbness or tingling, cool skin temperature and even ulceration of the skin. Left untreated, PAD can lead to open wounds and infections and can even result in loss of the limb or amputation. Risk factors for PAD include smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes. These conditions commonly lead to atherosclerosis which is formation of plaque in the arteries that can eventually clog or block the artery, leading to lack of blood flow to the limb.
Treatment of PAD includes lifestyle alterations (smoking cessation and exercise), and sometimes intervention such as angioplasty and/or stent placement are used to open up blocked vessels.
Triangle Interventional Services offers a variety of service for patients with potential Peripheral Arterial Disease. Patients can expect excellent care from diagnosis to complete intervention with our Board Certified Vascular Specialists.
The following screening tool is commonly used by insurance companies to pre-qualify patients for further testing of Peripheral Arterial Disease. Please complete all the questions for your immediate response to see if you would qualify!