Peripheral Artery Disease Increases the Risk of Heart Problems

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is the buildup of plaque in the arteries, causing narrowed arteries and reduced blood flow to the extremities. Although people with mild to moderate PAD may not experience any symptoms, it still increases the risk of heart attacks and stroke.

“Walking has been shown that it can help reduce the symptoms of Peripheral Arterial Disease. So we try conservative measures first, and if those conservative measures fail and the symptoms are affecting somebody’s quality of life, we can either intervene via surgery or an cardiovascular approach.” Read more about PAD here.

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