Cardiovascular Health Specialists

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Increased Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is the narrowing of arteries leading away from the heart to other body parts. Unlike Coronary Artery Disease, PAD is often characterized by cramping, pain, or tiredness in the legs and low extremities. People with PAD also are at a greater risk of Coronary Artery Disease, heart attack, or stroke. However, many people will often mistake PAD symptoms with other conditions, and it will go untreated, which can lead to severe complications, including gangrene and amputation.

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Peripheral Artery Disease

Factors and Risks with PAD

PAD is caused by a narrowing of the peripheral arteries by plaque buildup on the artery walls. Plaque buildup can also cause the artery walls to stiffen and become thicker due to inflammation and damage. The risk increases with age, smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

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Peripheral Artery Disease Information

PAD is caused by a narrowing of the peripheral arteries by plaque buildup on the artery walls. Plaque buildup can also cause the artery walls to stiffen and become thicker due to inflammation and damage. The risk increases with age, smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

In severe cases, peripheral blood vessels may become blocked, causing pain, changes in skin color, difficulty walking, and sores. If left untreated, total blockage of blood flow to an arm or leg may cause tissue damage or gangrene. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.

PAD is easily diagnosed with a simple procedure performed in your doctor’s office. After diagnosis, your doctor will make recommendations to help reduce your risks, including lifestyle changes and sometimes medication. Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable physician and learn what you can do to treat your PAD.

Contact The Peripheral Artery Disease Experts

If you think you may be at risk for peripheral artery disease, reach out to our team of trusted physicians. We can provide the best treatment for your heart condition. Our primary location is in Rock Hill, but we have locations in Fort Mill and Lancaster as well.

Rock Hill Office

196 Cardiology Drive
Rock Hill, SC 29732
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Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Fort Mill Office

1658 Highway 160 West
Fort Mill, SC 29708
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Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Lancaster Office
901 West Meeting Street
Lancaster, SC 29720
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Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

If you are concerned about your health or think you may have a heart problem, we can help. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule an appointment. We accept insurance from all providers.

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