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What is peripheral arterial disease (PAD)?

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What is peripheral arterial disease (PAD)? Peripheral arterial disease is a process of blockages forming in the arteries in the legs, which is similar to blockages forming in the heart or in the brain, which causes heart attacks and strokes. When blockages form in the arteries in the legs, patients experience pain with walking; they may experience more severe symptoms, such as pain at rest or even tissue loss.

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