Peripheral Vascular Disease
March 29, 2022
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) occurs when fatty deposits form plaque in the vessels that carry blood to the legs or feet. This buildup restricts or blocks blood flow, depriving your muscles of adequate oxygen and nutrients. If PAD becomes severe, critical limb ischemia (CLI) may occur. CLI is defined as the presence of rest pain, ulcer or gangrene. If not treated promptly, it can lead to disability and even loss of a foot or leg to amputation. Join University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute expert Yulanka Castro-Dominguez, MD, to learn more about these conditions, from managing risk factors and prevention to the latest diagnosis and treatment options.