Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
Frequently Asked Questions
3. How serious is it if I have P.A.D.?
If you have P.A.D., your risk for coronary artery disease, heart attack, stroke, and transient ischemic attack ("mini-stroke") is greater than the risk for people who don't have P.A.D. If you have heart disease, there is a higher risk of having blocked leg arteries.
Although P.A.D. is serious, it's treatable. If you have the disease, it's important to see your doctor regularly and treat the underlying atherosclerosis.