Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)This screening looks for blockage in the blood vessels in the legs that can restrict blood flow and cause pain.
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) screening is included in the Stroke Screening package, or individually.
Causes of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is caused by blockages in the arteries in the legs. When blood flow in the legs is restricted, symptoms can occur that may lead to amputation of the toes and legs.
Screenings are recommended for everyone that has one or more of the following risk factors:
- Over 40 years of age
- Heart Disease
- High Cholesterol
- Irregular Heart Beat
- High Blood Pressure
- Smoking (past or current)
- Inactive Lifestyle
- Family History
What is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Peripheral Artery Disease occurs when arteries in the legs become blocked with plaque. Pain may occur when walking or running as the legs need more oxygen which is carried by the blood.
The first step to prevention is early detection. Screening America’s focus is to bring preventative health care to you by providing Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Screenings. This screening is designed to detect cardiovascular abnormalities in people over the age of 40. By taking an active role in this potentially life saving screening you may prevent a tragedy from occurring. Preventative health screenings are a cost effective way to aid in the management of your health and the well-being of your family.
Why should I be tested?
These screenings are important for everyone over the age of 40. With the evolution of preventative medicine, quality medical screening programs are now available to everyone. Early detection of disease allows for early intervention and treatment. There is no longer a reason to wait for a tragic event to occur…it may be prevented with a screening. Quality screening programs are proven to save lives, and are readily available at an affordable price.
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Screening is included in the Stroke Screening package, or individually.