Soaring PAD Numbers Trigger Greater Focus on the Condition

Peripheral artery disease is often an indicator of coronary artery disease, too.

The rates of peripheral artery disease are climbing around the world, according to a recent study, and the news is prompting physicians to raise awareness of PADs causes and its often-misdiagnosed symptoms. PAD is similar to coronary artery disease (CAD), and is the result of narrowed or blocked arteries, usually in the legs, where it can lead to pain while walking and exercising.
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