What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a type of peripheral vascular disease. PAD is a serious circulatory condition where clogged or narrowed arteries cause poor circulation to the arms, legs, brain or kidneys. It occurs most often in the lower extremities, causing decreased blood flow to the legs and feet. Just like buildup in the heart, clogged arteries in the lower extremities can cause stroke or heart attack.