Heartbeat Report: Treatment options for Peripheral Artery Disease

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Peripheral Artery Disease is a common circulatory problem currently affecting 12 million Americans. It develops when arteries become clogged with plaque, limiting blood flow to legs.

The best possible outcome of PAD depends on timely diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Amit Patel with the Cardiovascular Institute of the South said the first thing to do is make lifestyle changes. There are also medications to address the contributing conditions such as diabetes, blood pressure or cholesterol. In some cases, surgery is necessary.

If left untreated, PAD can lead to amputation.

If you have signs or symptoms, visit the Cardiovascular Institute of the South.

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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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