Heartbeat Report: Importance of early detection of PAD

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According to the Cardiovascular Institute of the South, early detection of Peripheral Artery Disease can have a big impact on the outcome. The problem is, many of the symtpoms seem like the result of old age, so it can go unrecognized. 

Symptoms include painful cramping, numbness in the leg and one foot being colder than the other. 

“If we don’t recognize the symptoms, it can go as far as the person could lose their limb,” Dr. Amit Patel from the Cardiovascular Institute of the South said. 

Approximately 60 percent of the amputation procedures performed in the United States could have been prevented. CIS said doctors use the latest technology and advancement in the treatment of PAD to save limbs and lives.

If you have signs of Peripheral Artery Disease, schedule a visit to see a doctor.

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Cardiovascular Institute of the South was founded in 1983 by Dr. Craig Walker, who first established the company as a one-physician practice in Houma, Louisiana. Driven by a desire to serve and heal people in his community, Dr. Walker envisioned CIS as a leader in the development of new techniques and technologies in the treatment of both coronary and peripheral artery diseases.

Today, CIS continues to grow and expand to multiple locations striving to make the most advanced cardiovascular care accessible to a wide spectrum of communities across Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. We believe that our unwavering dedication to the CIS mission of providing the highest quality cardiovascular care has truly been the cornerstone of this successful growth.

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