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What is Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)?

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) usually means fatty deposits in the arteries of the legs. This is a progressive condition that, when left untreated can cause severe leg pain and cramping, especially when walking. It causes tiredness in the legs and can therefore reduce mobility. It is commonly seen in patients who are diabetics, long term smokers and those who have uncontrolled hypertension. The treatment has advanced significantly with catheter based techniques which open the vessels up to the foot. CHMG prides itself on having its own endovascular suite to open the arteries on the leg and has an amputation prevention program. Blood circulation problems in the leg can also happen because of venous diseases including complications from varicose veins are treated effectively at CHMG including full venous work up and stenting of iliac veins if required.

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