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Peripheral Arterial Disease of the Legs

Peripheral Arterial Disease of the Legs

Picture of peripheral arterial disease of the legs

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the legs is hardening and narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis) that supply oxygen-rich blood to the legs. It results in reduced blood flow to the lower body, which "starves" the muscles and other tissues.

Current as ofJuly 22, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff

Rakesh K. Pai, MD - Cardiology, Electrophysiology

Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine