Vascular surgeon answers 10 key questions about peripheral artery disease – The Oklahoman

Dr. Jim Melton

Dr. Jim Melton, co-founder of the CardioVascular Health Clinic in Oklahoma City provided key questions to ask in evaluating the possibility that you are suffering from peripheral artery disease (PAD).

“PAD affects millions of Americans, but knowing the signs early can help prevent you or a loved one from losing a limb,” Dr. Melton said.

1. What is PAD?

Peripheral artery disease is a build-up of plaque in the arteries that can reduce circulation and cause serious issues for certain patients. Some of the most common risk factors for PAD are smoking, unhealthy dietary habits, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, strong family history, and being over the age of 60.

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