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P.A.D. raises your risk for heart attack and stroke


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One in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 has peripheral arterial disease, or P.A.D. It develops when arteries in your legs become clogged with plaque — fatty deposits that limit blood flow to your legs. Just like clogged arteries in the heart, clogged arteries in the legs mean you are at risk for having a heart attack or stroke.

You can lower your risk for P.A.D. Timely detection and treatment of P.A.D. can improve the quality of your life; help you keep your independence and mobility; and reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke, leg amputation, and even death. Taking steps to learn about P.A.D., including asking your health care provider to check your risk, can help you stay in circulation longer to enjoy your life.

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P.A.D. CoalitionThe National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute developed the campaign in cooperation with the P.A.D. Coalition, an alliance of national organizations and professional societies united to raise awareness of P.A.D.

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