Last Updated on Jan 27, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor to consult for PAD?

Consult your family physician who may direct you to a vascular specialist.

2. Can PAD be cured?

There is no cure for PAD; however, lifestyle changes and medications can help reduce the intensity of the symptoms. Immediate treatments can also help reduce the risk of complications such as heart attack or stroke.

3. Is PVD hereditary?

Family history plays a strong role in PVD; however, it is not the only risk factor.

4. What causes furring of the arteries?

Over a period of time your arteries can be furred up with cholesterol or fatty deposits. This is known as atherosclerosis, and the deposits are known as atheroma.

5. How do you interpret the results of the ankle-brachial test?

Normal result ratios are in the range of 0.9 to 1.30.

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