People with diabetes are at higher risk of developing peripheral artery disease (PAD). And individuals with PAD are four to five times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke.
In PAD, arteries become narrowed or blocked, usually as a result of atherosclerosis or plaque. Bypass surgery or interventional procedures such as angioplasty, catheter-directed thrombolysis or atherectomy may be used to help improve blood flow.
In peripheral artery disease, or PAD, fatty material called plaque builds up inside the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to your legs. The plaque can reduce the blood flow, so the muscle cells in your legs don't get the oxygen they need, causing pain and cramps.
Publications See a list of publications by Mayo doctors on peripheral artery disease on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine. Read an article about how cardiologists' input is critical in management of peripheral artery disease.
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2016 Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Claudication occurs because not enough blood is flowing to a muscle you are actively using. PAD can cause the artery that normally supplies blood to the muscle to become narrow.
Lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common and chronic condition that affects 8 million people in the United States. PAD patients have difficulty walking because cholesterol blockages in their leg arteries prevent adequate oxygen supply to leg muscles during that activity.
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common manifestation of atherosclerosis affecting a large proportion of the aged population. It is associated with a more or less severe impairment in functional activity and with an increased risk of future cardiovascular events.
It is often a serious, debilitating disorder caused by narrowing of the arteries in the lower extremities. PAD not only causes pain in the legs but is also associated with an increased risk of heart attack, according to new research.
Following informed consent and baseline testing, the participants will be randomized (1.25:1.00) into either a mHealth (N=25) or usual care group (N=20) [for comparison] for a 24-week period.
Peripheral artery disease is caused by the build-up of cholesterol plaques in arteries of the legs. Plaque blocks arteries, reducing the flow of oxygen-carrying blood through the arteries to the muscles.