A serious health problem
Eight to twelve million Americans have Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). Without proper treatment, 30% of those with PAD are likely to die of PAD-related stroke or heart attack within five years.1
The prevalence of PAD increases with age; among individuals over 70, the prevalence rises to as high as 20%.2 The American College of Cardiology Foundation and American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines recommend that an ABI be measured for patients age 65 years and older,or 50 years and older with a history of smoking or diabetes
- Diagnostic vascular testing can be a necessity in a number of cases. In order to treat the high-risk diabetic patient, or in order to prevent complications from poor circulation, a complete circulation test must be done prior to therapy.
- Unlike tests that require injections of dye, our diagnostic vascular tests are done without any injections and are specific to foot and ankle problems.
If you suffer from complications of diabetes, poor circulation or any other ailment that affects the feet and ankles, please schedule an appointment at one of The Foot And Ankle Clinic’s 7 locations.