Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a common circulatory condition in which the arteries in your legs become narrowed or clogged with fatty deposits, or plaque. The narrowed or blocked arteries restrict blood flow to your arms and legs, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke.

At North Kansas City Hospital, we offer two screenings to determine your risk for PAD. The Peripheral Arterial Disease screening checks for blockages in the blood vessels, particularly the legs, and the the Carotid Doppler Scan, checks the blood flow in the arteries of your neck that supply blood to your brain.

If you think you have PAD, talk with your doctor about any symptoms you may experience. PAD screenings are performed at Medical Imaging.

Often, you can successfully treat PAD by exercising, eating a healthy diet and not smoking.

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