SEPTEMBER IS PAD AWARENESS MONTH

Expert Vascular Doctor - Li Sheng Kong

WHAT IS PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE (PAD)?

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a chronic circulatory condition, which if left untreated can result in unnecessary limb amputations. PAD affects approximately 18 million US citizens, and 160,000 to 180,000 of those patients are estimated to undergo limb amputation this year.

KNOW YOUR RISKS FOR PAD:

  • Are you a 50 years or older?
  • Are you a smoker?
  • Do you have family members with the disease?
  • Have you been diagnosed with diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure?
  • Do you have kidney disease?

If you are answered YES to any of these questions, you may be at risk.

This September, join West Coast Vascular and the CardioVascular Coalition in recognizing PAD Awareness month by showing support for the PAD patient community and helping the public better understand the risks and treatment options for PAD. By saving limbs through increased awareness and access to care, we can also save countless lives.

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