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PAD | Peripheral Artery Disease



One in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 has PAD, or Peripheral Artery Disease, which can raise your risk of heart attack and stroke.

Southcoast offers a range of tests and treatments for PAD — and the first step is to get screened.

Southcoast offers free screenings for PAD in a community near you. To find out more about our screenings call our Wellness Line at 1-800-276-0103.



Who is at Risk?

  • Anyone over age 50
  • Smokers or past smokers
  • People with diabetes
  • Anyone with high blood pressure or high cholesterol
  • Anyone who has had a history of vascular disease, heart attack or stroke



How do I know if I have PAD?

  • Signs and symptoms include:
  • Pain in the legs or feet
  • Sores or wounds on the legs and feet that don't heal
  • Color changes in the skin on your feet
  • Lower temperature in one leg
  • Poor nail growth or hair growth on the toes and legs.



Links & Resources



Find a Surgeon or Doctor

Click here for a list of Southcoast Vascular Surgeons

Click here to search our list of all Southcoast physicians



Find a Physician: 800-497-1727







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