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Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral artery disease (PAD), the most common type of PVD, is similar to coronary artery disease and carotid artery disease. Fatty deposits build in the inner linings of the artery walls, creating a blockage. The blockage restricts blood circulation, mostly in arteries leading to the kidneys, stomach, arms, legs and feet. People with PAD may also have fatty buildup in the arteries of the heart and brain, which means they have a higher risk of death from heart attack and stroke.

There are certain signs and symptoms to look for when diagnosing peripheral artery disease (PAD) and other vascular diseases.