Vascular Screening (PAD)
Are you at risk for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)?
Symptoms of PAD include discomfort in your legs when you walk, pain in
your feet at night or difficult to heal sores on your feet, particularly
if you have diabetes. Individuals with PAD have five times the risk of
a heart attack or stroke and three times the likelihood of death.
Don't put yourself at risk, because the good news is that PAD can be
treated by making lifestyle changes, taking medicines and, if needed,
having special procedures. And, with an early diagnosis and proper treatment,
you can live well with PAD.
Take this easy quiz to find out if you are at risk.
Answer “Yes” or “No”:
Do you have foot, calf, buttock, hip or thigh discomfort (aching, fatigue,
tingling, cramping or pain)
when you walk that is relieved by rest?
If yes, how long can you walk before the pain starts?
Do you experience any pain at rest in your lower leg(s) or feet?
Do you experience foot or toe pain that often disturbs your sleep?
Do you have skin wounds or ulcers on your feet or toes that are slow to
heal (8-12 weeks)?
Has a health care provider ever told you that you have diminished or absent
pedal (foot) pulses?
Are you less than 50 years old, with diabetes and one other atherosclerosis
Are you aged 50 to 69 years and have diabetes?
Are you aged 50 – 69 years and have a history of smoking (current
or former smoker)?
Are you 70 years or older?
If you answered
"yes" to three or more of these questions, you may be at risk for PAD. If you
would like more information, or would like to schedule an appointment
with one of our interventional cardiologists to review your quiz results,
please submit an