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PAD Risk Assessment

Could your leg pain be killing you?

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) develops when arteries in your limbs, (especially legs) become clogged with fatty deposits. Like your heart, these blockages can cause serious consequences. One in twenty Americans age 50 and over are at increased risk for heart attack or stroke due to Peripheral Arterial Disease. Take this short assessment to determine your risk for PAD.

1) Are you at least 50 years of age?
2) Are you at least 70 years of age?
3) Do you have diabetes?
4) Do you have abnormal cholesterol?
5) Do you have high blood pressure?
6) Do you smoke or have a history of smoking?
7) Do you have foot, calf, buttock, hip or thigh discomfort (aching, fatigue, tingling, cramping or pain) when you walk which is relieved by rest?
8) Do you experience any pain at rest in your lower leg(s) or feet?
9) Do you experience foot or toe pain that often disturbs your sleep?
10) Are your toes or feet pale, discolored, or bluish?
11) Do you have skin wounds or ulcers on your feet or toes that are slow to heal (8-12 weeks)?
12) Has your doctor ever told you that you have diminished or absent pedal (foot) pulses?
13) Do you have an infection of the leg(s) or feet that may be gangrenous (black skin tissue)?