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Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral artery diseasePeripheral artery disease is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your arms or legs. Usually the first symptoms appear as a cramping, fatigue, numbness or pain in the muscles that occurs with walking (intermittent claudication). The symptoms go away with rest. In more severe cases, the decreased blood flow may cause burning or aching in the feet and toes while resting at night.

Peripheral artery disease is also likely to be a sign of atherosclerosis, an accumulation of fatty deposits in your arteries. Atherosclerosis may be reducing blood flow to your heart and brain, as well as your legs.

Who gets PAD?

There are certain risk factors that make the development of PAD more likely:

What can you do?

Billings Clinic offers PADnet+ screening for detection of peripheral artery disease. PADnet+ is a 20-minute non-invasive test that helps provide early detection of PAD by using special blood pressure cuffs and a computer to record blood pressure, calculate the Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI), and provide Pulse Volume Recording (PVR) waveforms. The test is conducted by trained health care professionals.


To learn about your risks for PAD, complete the Peripheral Arterial Disease Questionnaire.

 

PADnet+ screenings are offered at the following locations:

Billings Clinic Downtown
Billings Clinic Cardiovascular Services (27th Street Medical Building)
Billings Clinic Cody
Billings Clinic Miles City
North Big Horn Hospital (Clinic), Lovell, Wyoming

See your primary care physician to discuss the signs and symptoms of peripheral arterial disease.

If you do not have a primary care physician, call Billings Clinic HealthLine. A registered nurse will assist you in finding a physician that is right for you.
406-255-8400
1-800-252-1246

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