Peripheral Artery Disease

Recognizing that PAD is a leading and preventable cause of death in the U.S., Keep the Foot is here to bring awareness and education to the community and medical professionals.

What is Peripheral Artery Disease?

  • COMMONLY CALLED PAD, PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE CAUSES LIMITED CIRCULATION THROUGHOUT THE BODY, RESTRICTING VITAL BLOOD FLOW

  • PAD COMMONLY AFFECTS THE BODY’S LIMBS WHERE REDUCED CIRCULATION CAN LEAD TO AMPUTATION
  • PAD MAY ALSO INVOLVE HARDENED AND NARROWED ARTERIES TO THE HEART AND BRAIN, CAUSING AN INCREASED RISK OF HEART ATTACK OR STROKE.

Risk Factors

smoking

diabetes

kidney disease

AGE

high cholesterol

hypertension

plaque builds up on artery walls

arteries harden and narrow in legs

arteries to heart harden and narrow

Symptoms of PAD

one leg or foot feels colder

thick / yellow toenails

leg muscle tiredness, heaviness, or cramping

DISCOLORED, PALE OR BLUE TOES OR FEET

sores or wounds on feet or toes

leg or foot pain that interferes with sleep

PAD Treatment

Quit Smoking

Healthy Diet

PAD TREATMENT STARTS WITH LIFESTYLE CHANGES

Exercise

Manage Diabetes

TIMELINE

LIFESTYLE CHANGES AND MEDICAL MGMT

PTA OR ANGIOPLASTY

ATHERECTOMY

STENTS

BYPASS SURGERY

AMPUTATION

May include exercise, diet changes, and drugs that can help cholesterol, blood pressure and other symptoms of PAD.

A minimally invasive procedure where a catheter inflates a balloon inside a blocked blood vessel to restore flow.

A minimally invasive procedure where a medical device is used to remove plaque from blood vessels.

A procedure where a tiny wire mesh tub called a stent is inserted in a blood vessel to prop it open and restore flow.

A procedure where blood flow around a blockage in an artery is re-routed using a natural or synthetic graft vessel.

Left untreated, PAD can lead to amputation, which is the removal of a limb.

LIFESTYLE CHANGES AND MEDICAL MGMT

May include exercise, diet changes, and drugs that can help cholesterol, blood pressure and other symptoms of PAD.

PTA OR ANGIOPLASTY

A minimally invasive procedure where a catheter inflates a balloon inside a blocked blood vessel to restore flow.

ATHERECTOMY

A minimally invasive procedure where a medical device is used to remove plaque from blood vessels.

STENTS

A procedure where a tiny wire mesh tub called a stent is inserted in a blood vessel to prop it open and restore flow.

BYPASS SURGERY

A procedure where blood flow around a blockage in an artery is re-routed using a natural or synthetic graft vessel.

AMPUTATION

Left untreated, PAD can lead to amputation, which is the removal of a limb.

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