Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
What is PAD?
PAD is a common condition that occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the legs and feet become narrow or blocked. This narrowing or blockage is caused by a buildup of plaque inside the artery walls, which reduces blood flow to the affected area.
Who is at Risk for PAD?
PAD is more common in people over 50 years of age, especially those who have a history of smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, or a family history of cardiovascular disease. People who are overweight or physically inactive are also at increased risk.
How is PAD Treated
At NJ Heart & Vein, we offer a variety of treatments for PAD, depending on the severity and location of the blockage. These treatments may include lifestyle modifications, medication management, minimally invasive procedures, or surgical interventions.
Our team of experienced healthcare professionals will work with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets their unique needs and preferences. We use state-of-the-art technologies and techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes and help our patients live healthier, more active lives.