According to the American Heart Association, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a serious condition that may lead to limb loss, stroke, heart attack and/or sudden death. Most people are not aware that they have it until it is too late.
The good news is that it does not have to stay that way. It is important to learn about the factors that may put you at risk for PAD and to proactively be checked for blockages. Taking proactive steps can help save your limbs or even your life.