Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is caused by plaque buildup that reduces the flow of blood in peripheral arteries. It affects more than 8 million Americans ages 40 and older and is associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, limb loss, and even death.
PAD in its most advanced stage is known as critical limb ischemia (CLI). CLI can cause severe pain in the feet or toes, even while resting. Complications from this type of severe artery blockage may include non-healing sores and wounds on the legs and feet. Left untreated, the complications of CLI could result in... Read More »