PAD Treatments


PAD Treatments

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Do you have cramping, fatigue or pain in your legs when walking? Then you could have Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). PAD is the narrowing or blockage in the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the limbs, most commonly the legs. Other symptoms may include:

  • Persistent leg pain
  • Slow-healing wounds on the feet
  • Weak pulse in legs or feet
  • Unhealthy nail and hair growth
  • Foot ulcers and sores
  • On occasion, erectile dysfunction in men

Factors that increase the risk of PAD include smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. If left untreated, symptoms could become severe as heart attack or stroke.



If you are currently experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 or your local emergency number.



Lifestyle changes such as dietary modifications, exercise and smoking cessation often are the first choices for patients with early-stage PAD. Later stages may require the below treatments:

  • Angioplasty
    A catheter is threaded through a blood vessel to the blocked artery and a small balloon is used to reopen it. In some cases, the insertion of a stent is required to help keep the artery open.

  • Atherectomy
    A catheter is used to reach the site of the blockage. There, a small razor or laser is deployed to remove the arterial plaque.

  • Thrombolysis
    A catheter is used to reach the site of the blockage and delivers a drug to dissolve the blood clot. This may sometimes require an overnight infusion.

These minimally invasive treatments are less painful and offer a quicker recovery time so you can get back to your normal activities.


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Fredericksburg VA 22408
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