Tuesday, May 12, 2009

PAD Fast Facts

Many people mistake the symptoms of PAD for something else.

PAD often goes undiagnosed by healthcare professionals.

People with PAD are at higher risk for heart attack and stroke.

Left untreated, PAD can lead to gangrene and amputation.

If you smoke, you have an especially high risk for PAD.

If you have diabetes, you have an especially high risk for PAD.

People with high blood pressure or high cholesterol are at risk for PAD.

PAD is easily diagnosed in a simple, painless way.

You can take control by leading a heart-healthy lifestyle and following the recommendations of your healthcare professional.

Most cases of PAD can be managed with lifestyle changes and medication.

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