We believe informed patients make better patients. Through the online Heart Information Center, Texas Heart Institute provides educational information related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Are you at risk for Peripheral Artery Disease?
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) affects between 8 million and 10 million Americans.
It develops when arteries in your legs become clogged with plaque—fatty
deposits that limit blood flow. It can limit your mobility, lead to leg
amputation, and put you at greater risk for having a heart attack or
Your risks of developing PAD increase if you: › Are over 50. › Smoke or used to smoke. › Have diabetes.
› Have high blood pressure. › Have high blood cholesterol. › Have a personal history of vascular disease, heart attack, or stroke. › Are African American.
Learn more about peripheral arterial disease
and discuss your risks with your doctor. Early detection and treatment make a difference.