Common Questions About P.A.D – USA Vascular Centers


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If you have any query regarding PAD treatment, view this presentation to know the answers of your most common queries. Contact USA Vascular Centers for more information.


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Common Questions About P.A.D – USA Vascular Centers


I am diagnosed with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). What to do next? If you are diagnosed or experiencing signs of this common yet serious vascular disease talk to your physician and get treatment as soon as possible. In addition to treatment if you are smoker quit smoking, if you have diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol make sure to get that under control.


What are the symptoms of PAD? Cramping or tiredness in leg muscles while walking or exercising(intermittent claudication) which goes away at rest Pain in the legs or feet Numbness or loss of sensation in the affected limb Slow or non-healing wounds Different temperature in one leg as compared to the other Decreased hair and nail growth Foot pain even at rest


How are PAD and intermittent claudication related? Claudication is crampy leg pain that occurs during exercise, especially walking; The pain is due to insufficient blood flow in the legs (caused by blocked arteries). Intermittent means the pain comes and goes. Intermittent claudication is one of the most classic symptoms of PAD.


Can PAD Symptoms improve on their own? Certain lifestyle changes can sometimes improve PAD symptoms. But it takes years for arteries to be blocked and the only solution is appropriate treatment.


What are my treatment options? Some of the most common treatment options for PAD are: Bypass grafting, angioplasty and stent placement and atherectomy


How is PAD treated at USA Vascular Centers? At USA Vascular Centers we offer a highly effective, minimally invasive and non-surgical treatment for PAD during which a tiny a tiny image guided tube (catheter) is inserted in to the affected artery and the artery is expanded through a small mesh to regulate the flow of blood. Stent angioplasty is performed as an outpatient procedures and the patient can resume normal activities after a short recovery.


Does insurance cover the cost of my PAD Treatment? All treatments at USA Vascular Centers are covered by Medicare and most insurance plans. We have a dedicated insurance department to help our patients with any insurance related questions.


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