Peripheral Artery Disease

Persistent leg pain, especially while walking, isn’t a normal part of getting older. You could have peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition that causes narrowing in the arteries that can affect blood flow in the limbs.

Many people don’t experience symptoms until PAD worsens, so it’s important to see your doctor if you’re at risk of developing the disease. Getting the right care early can keep you safe from serious complications such as heart attack and amputation.

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What is Peripheral Artery Disease?

Learn more about what of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is and what some of the symptoms are from Dr. Farah Mohammad, vascular surgeon.

Peripheral artery disease: Why choose Henry Ford?

At Henry Ford, you have access to comprehensive tests and treatment to manage PAD symptoms and prevent complications. Our goal is to help you lead an active life.

We offer:

  • Expertise: Our doctors are experts in recognizing the early warning signs of PAD so you can begin treatment as soon as possible. If you need a procedure, we work to determine the most effective, long-lasting option — so you don’t have to undergo repeat procedures.
  • Nationally recognized vascular testing: Our vascular technologists have specialized training in the latest imaging technologies. The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission has recognized our excellence and awarded us its accreditation, meaning we meet the highest standards.
  • Individualized prevention programs: We work closely with you to develop healthy living goals that can help slow or stop PAD symptoms and prevent complications. Our vascular specialists offer support services to help you stop smoking, eat nutritious foods and stay physically active.
  • Comprehensive care: From medications and minimally invasive interventions to lifesaving open surgery, our doctors expertly deliver the full range of PAD treatments. We help manage your treatment for related conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and atherosclerosis.

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