Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common circulatory disease. It occurs when cholesterol and scar tissue build up, forming plaque inside the arteries. This narrows and clogs the arteries, often causing decreased blood flow. PAD most commonly appears in the legs, which can result in pain when walking, but it also appears in other parts of the body as well.
At Flatlands Medical Associates, we diagnose and treat PAD using various minimally invasive techniques including the following. Our Educational Resources section contains more information about PAD, including its symptoms.
An arteriogram helps the physician to diagnose peripheral arterial disease. It is an imaging test that uses x-rays and a special dye or “contrast” to see inside the arteries. This can be used to find and assess blockages in the arteries.