What is PAD?
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a condition which
affects approximately 12 million Americans. It occurs when blood
vessels become narrowed or locked by plaque, which decreases blood flow.
PAD can develop in other areas of the body, but is commonly found in the
legs, feet and toes. If left untreated, it can cause severe leg
pain and lead to critical limb ischemia.
Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI):
PAD can progress to critical limb ischemia, which means
there is not enough blood being delievered to the leg to keep the tissue
alive. An estimated 1.5-2 million people in the United States
suffer from CLI, and are at rish for amputation of the toes, feet, and