Peripheral artery disease is a common circulatory condition, in which narrowed arteries decrease blood flow to the limbs, specifically, the legs. Symptoms can vary, and include, leg pain, numbness or weakness.
The Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) states the appropriate indications for peripheral arterial examination include, but are not limited to:
- exercise related limb symptoms
- limb pain at rest
- extremity ulcer / gangrene
- assessment of healing potential
- follow up of limb revascularization
- absent peripheral pulses
- Digital cyanosis
- cold sensitivity
- arterial trauma
- follow-up of arterial reconstruction
- endovascular procedures or surgical intervention
Contact our office for an evaluation if you are experiencing these symptoms.