Arkansas Heart Hospital is equipped for the diagnosis and treatment of Peripheral Vascular Disease / Arterial Disease (PVD/PAD). Peripheral vascular disease is arteriosclerosis or “hardening of the arteries” in the extremities. PAD is a disease of the blood vessels that leads to narrowing and hardening of the arteries that supply the legs and feet. This decreases blood flow, which can injure nerves and other tissues.
Often, symptoms affect one limb. If arteriosclerosis is in both limbs, the intensity is usually different in each.
- Leg pain (intermittent claudication)
- Occurs with exercise (such as walking)
- Relieved with rest
- Change of color of the legs
- Cold legs or feet
- Loss of hair on the legs and/or feet
- Muscle pain in the thighs, calves, or feet
- Numbness of the legs or feet at rest
- Paleness or blueness (cyanosis)
- Walking/gait abnormalities
- Weak or absent pulse in the limb
Do you have any of these symptoms?
You do not have to live with leg pain. If you have these symptoms, contact a physician. Click here for a list of physicians on the active medical staff at Arkansas Heart Hospital.
Procedures (Performing in the Catheterization Lab)
- Cryoplasty Therapy
- Diamondback 360
- Laser Artherectomy
- Peripheral Stenting
- SilverHawk Plaque Excision System
- Thrombolytic Therapy