Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in the lower extremities is the narrowing or blockage of vessels that carry blood from the heart to the legs. It is primarily caused by the buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries, which is called atherosclerosis.

Angiography is used to diagnose blockages and other blood vessel problems. One specific type called a peripheral angiogram is used to help our physicians find narrowed or blocked areas in one or more arteries that supply blood to your legs. In some cases, angioplasty or stent placement may be necessary to treat peripheral artery disease that causes claudication or rest pain.


  • Claudication

  • Cool extremities

  • Ulcerations

Risk Factors:

  • Tobacco usage

  • Diabetes

  • High blood pressure

  • Family history of PAD

  • High cholesterol