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.