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Causes of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a dangerous medical condition that affects more than six million people in the United States. It is the narrowing of arteries responsible for delivering blood to the extremities, most notably the legs and feet. PAD is caused by atherosclerosis, a condition where fatty deposits build up and restrict blood flow in the arteries.


Atherosclerosis plays a pivotal role in PAD progression. As plaque accumulates within the arteries, it restricts blood flow to the peripheral regions (lower extremities) of the body. The diminished blood supply causes leg pain, cramping, weakness, and impaired wound healing.

Several risk factors contribute to the development of atherosclerosis and, subsequently, PAD.

Rare causes of PAD can include injuries to the legs or arms, as well as radiation exposure. While these causes are not as common as other risk factors like smoking, diabetes, or hypertension, they can still contribute to the development of PAD.

Peripheral Artery Disease Complications

Complications from PAD can be severe and life-threatening.

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At Texas Endovascular, we understand the importance of early detection and offer state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging technologies to accurately diagnose PAD. These advanced imaging techniques enable our medical professionals to assess the severity of the disease, identify any blockages or narrowing in the arteries, and develop a personalized treatment plan.

Our team employs cutting-edge treatment approaches that can radically lower the risk of developing serious complications associated with PAD. We are committed to providing personalized treatment options tailored to your specific needs, ensuring the best possible outcome for your health.

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