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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) occurs when leg arteries become narrowed or blocked by plaque. These blockages can result in severe pain for patients, limited physical mobility, and life-threatening non-healing leg ulcers. According to the American Heart Association, this condition affects approximately 8 to 12 million Americans. With only about 25 percent of PAD patients undergoing treatment, it is a disease that is largely under-diagnosed and under-treated. If left untreated, PAD can lead to critical leg ischemia, a condition where not enough blood is being delivered to the leg to keep the tissue alive. Total loss of circulation to the legs and feet can cause gangrene and lead to amputation.
Drinking cocoa could relieve peripheral arterial disease

Drinking cocoa could relieve peripheral arterial disease

Cocoa consumption may improve walking performance in peripheral artery disease patients

Cocoa consumption may improve walking performance in peripheral artery disease patients

PCORI announces new research funding opportunities to improve patient-centered outcomes

PCORI announces new research funding opportunities to improve patient-centered outcomes

Leg cramps could be a sign of peripheral artery disease

Leg cramps could be a sign of peripheral artery disease

Women most affected by diabetes-related vascular complications

Women most affected by diabetes-related vascular complications

Study aims to help stratify risks associated with new devices for treating pulmonary embolism

Study aims to help stratify risks associated with new devices for treating pulmonary embolism

Low birth weight linked to chronic health conditions later in life

Low birth weight linked to chronic health conditions later in life

Study quantifies first lifetime-risk estimates for peripheral artery disease

Study quantifies first lifetime-risk estimates for peripheral artery disease

Assessing blood flow is key to early detection, treatment for patients with critical limb ischemia

Assessing blood flow is key to early detection, treatment for patients with critical limb ischemia

Herbal medicine for preventing, healing vascular diseases

Herbal medicine for preventing, healing vascular diseases

Researchers quantify smoking's strong connection with peripheral artery disease

Researchers quantify smoking's strong connection with peripheral artery disease

Microvascular disease associated with increased risk of leg amputation

Microvascular disease associated with increased risk of leg amputation

Exploring novel strategies to heal damage after a heart attack

Exploring novel strategies to heal damage after a heart attack

Statins provide no benefit for 50 percent of patients, say researchers

Statins provide no benefit for 50 percent of patients, say researchers

People with peripheral artery disease have lower Omega-3 Index, shows research

People with peripheral artery disease have lower Omega-3 Index, shows research

Researchers discover ingredient vital for blood vessel formation

Researchers discover ingredient vital for blood vessel formation

Study reveals increase in adverse outcomes for people taking aspirin and warfarin

Study reveals increase in adverse outcomes for people taking aspirin and warfarin

African Americans who smoke cigarettes are more likely to develop peripheral artery disease

African Americans who smoke cigarettes are more likely to develop peripheral artery disease

Researchers cultivate vascular organoids that perfectly mimic human blood vessels

Researchers cultivate vascular organoids that perfectly mimic human blood vessels

Statins associated with low risk of side effects

Statins associated with low risk of side effects