PAD: An Often-Overlooked Risk Factor For Heart Attack

The same disease process causes blood vessels in the legs and heart to become blocked


If you have coronary artery ­disease (CAD) or are at increased risk for it, did your doctor recommend you undergo an ultrasound screening of your leg arteries for peripheral arterial disease (PAD)? Or, if you have been diagnosed with PAD, did your doctor recommend you have a cardiac checkup?

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