Home > Health Library > Peripheral Arterial Disease of the Legs
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the legs is hardening and
narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis) that supply oxygen-rich blood to
the legs. It results in reduced blood flow to the lower body, which "starves"
the muscles and other tissues.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, ElectrophysiologySpecialist Medical ReviewerMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofJune 4, 2016
Current as of:
June 4, 2016
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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