Peripheral Arterial Disease of the Legs

Picture of peripheral arterial disease of the legs

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the legs is hardening and narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis) that supply oxygen-rich blood to the legs. It results in reduced blood flow to the lower body, which "starves" the muscles and other tissues.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Specialist Medical Reviewer Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Current as ofJune 4, 2016

Current as of: June 4, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine