Peripheral Arterial Disease
PAD is short for peripheral arterial disease. People have PAD when the arteries in their legs become narrowed or clogged with fatty deposits, or plaque. The peripheral artery disease screening looks for blockages in the blood vessels, particularly the legs, which can lead to heart attack or stroke. Another test, the carotid doppler scan, can be administered by checking the blood flow in the arteries of your neck that supply blood to your brain.
If you think you have PAD, talk to your doctor about any symptoms you have. Click here to learn more about PAD, such as symptoms, causes and treatment options. PAD screenings are performed at Medical Imaging.