ACS Q&A with Dr. Bill Haynie – What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?

Peripheral Arterial Disease refers to narrowing of the arteries that supply blood flow in the body, most commonly to the legs, but also other arterial sites in the arms, chest or abdomen. This decreased blood flow can lead to pain in the affected limbs, and if severe, loss of limb. It can also include other arterial sites in arms, chest or abdomen. Risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity and smoking. To make an appointment to discuss prevention or treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease, call us today at (318) 798-9400.