Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) causes plaque in the leg arteries to restrict blood flow. In mild cases, patients may suffer muscle pain with walking. In severe cases, PAD can cause severe foot pain, or gangrene. If not treated early enough, PAD can lead to surgery, even amputation.
Mercy’s cardiovascular team can conduct a simple screening to help you spot the problem early and begin treatment.
To schedule a PAD screening, please contact Mercy Health- Elyria Cardiology at 440-366-2239.