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Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a type of atherosclerosis. It occurs when arteries in the limbs (most often the legs) become narrowed by cholesterol-rich material called plaque. Because PAD interferes with circulation, advanced cases increase the risk for gangrene and amputation. Patients with PAD are also at increased risk for heart attacks and strokes.

Risk Factors of PAD

The main risk factors of PAD include:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Unhealthy cholesterol and lipid...
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