Symptoms and Treatments for Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral Arterial Disease, or PAD, is when blood flow is restricted because of a build-up of plaque in the arteries. Dr. Yazan Ghosheh, Interventional Cardiology, describes the first symptoms of this very common condition.

"When people become symptomatic there's a spectrum from mild tightening or fatigue in the legs when walking to pain in rest at night to tissue loss and tissue breakdown in which the end result would be amputation," said Dr. Ghosheh.

If you have these symptoms, don't wait to see doctor. CHI St. Vincent Heart Clinic Arkansas offers a variety of treatments.

"Medical therapy with certain drugs, avoiding smoking and in some cases we have procedures to open up the arteries to save the limbs or improve the symptoms," said Dr. Ghosheh.