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Peripheral Artery Disease of the Legs

While PAD can affect many different parts of the body, PAD of the legs is the most common form.

Circulation Problem Reducing Blood Flow to Limbs

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a circulation problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs. Your arteries carry oxygen-rich blood from your heart to the rest of your body. When the arteries in your legs become blocked, your legs don't get enough oxygen.

Results of PAD

PAD can result in:

  • Pain
  • Sores
  • Sometimes, loss of limbs

Contact Information

Cardiovascular Medicine
Division of the CardioVascular Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215