Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is caused by a buildup of plaque in the arteries in the lower extremities that reduces or blocks blood flow to the legs and feet.
PAD is a serious condition and is a risk factor for heart attack, stroke and other serious medical conditions.
Do you Have any of these symptoms?
- Coldness, numbness or tingling in legs
- Pain or cramping in your legs that starts with exercise and stops when exercise ends
- Pain in your legs at rest
- Edema (swelling) in your legs
- Skin color changes and/or loss of hair on your legs
- Thickened toenails
- Ulcers in your legs that don't heal
If so, you may be at risk for PAD.
As part of our Community Wellness Program, patients can now get an Ankle Brachial Index, a noninvasive vascular screening for PAD without a doctor’s order for only $20. The $20 fee for this screening includes an ultrasound screening and radiologist review. Reports will be sent to the patient and the selected primary care physcian. No insurance will be billed and payment must be received at time of service. Appointments are required. For further information, contact the CVMC Medical Imaging department at (775) 782-1533.
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