How Do I know if I need testing for Peripheral Artery Disease?

April 24, 2013 by myadmin

If you answer yes to any of these questions we would strongly encourage you to seek medical attention:

1. When you walk or exercise, do you experience aching, cramping or pain in your arms, legs, thighs or buttocks? Yes No
2. If yes, does the pain subside with rest? Yes No
3. Do you have pain in your legs at night or pain in legs at rest? Yes No
4. Have you had surgery, balloon procedures, or stents in your legs or arm Yes No
5. Have you had any blockages, surgery, or stents in your heart? Yes No
6. Do you have any history of sores or ulcers in your legs or feet that are slow healing? (8-12 weeks) Yes No
7. Do you experience foot or toe pain that often disturbs your sleep? Yes No
8. Are your toes or feet pale, discolored, or bluish? Yes No
9. Has your doctor ever told you that you have diminished or absent Pedal (foot) pulses? Yes No
10. Have you suffered a severe injury to the leg(s) or feet? Yes No
11. Do you have an infection of the leg(s) or feet that may be gangrenous (black skin tissue)? Yes No
12. Do you have a history of: smoking, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, high cholesterol or diabetes Yes No

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a serious circulatory problem in which the blood vessels that carry blood to your arms, legs, brain, or kidneys, become narrowed or clogged. It affects over 8 million Americans, most over the age of 50. Having just one of these risk factors can leave you with increased risk of PAD. Answers to these questions will determine if you are at risk for PAD and if a vascular exam will help us better assess your vascular health issues.

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