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Peripheral Arterial Disease

About Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.): Lifestyle Changes

One in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 has peripheral arterial disease, or P.A.D., a common, yet serious, disease that raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. A brief video on lifestyle changes will inform you about ways to lower your risk of P.A.D.

Review Date: March 18, 2013

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Blood Vessel Disease- (PDF)

Blood vessel disease also is called peripheral vascular disease or artery disease. It is the narrowing of the blood vessels in the abdomen, legs, and arms. Read about how you can prevent or slow down blood vessel disease.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

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Facts about Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common, yet serious, disease that raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. P.A.D. generally affects the legs. Ask your health care provider to determine your risk of developing P.A.D.

Review Date: March 18, 2013

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Leg Problems

This flow chart tells you what symptoms of pain, swelling or lumps in the front or back of your lower leg may mean and whether you should provide self-care or seek professional help.

Review Date: December 31, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians