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Staying on Her Feet is no Longer Painful for Patient with Peripheral Artery Disease
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Dale Smith loves fishing and playing sports with her grandkids, but the pain in her legs turned her into a couch potato.She went to see interventional cardiologist, Dr. Yazan Ghosheh. He determined that she had peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PAD is a narrowing of the arteries and appears primarily in the legs. When you are walking the arteries are looking for blood and since the arteries are narrowing, it is painful.
After being treated, Dale was back to normal within a month.She is back to her job as a store manager and back to fishing and spending time with her grandchildren.
PAD is widespread, but often undiagnosed. One out of eight adults over the age of 60 have some evidence of PAD.
Learn more: Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)