Free Peripheral Artery Disease Screening Set for August 16

July 29, 2014

Are you at risk for stroke, heart attack or limb loss due to Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?  Find out on Saturday, August 16 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at a free PAD Screening held at the Floyd Memorial Medical Group-Vascular Surgery office located at 2125 State Street, Suite 3 in New Albany.

PAD occurs when leg arteries become narrowed or clogged with fatty deposits or plaque. The buildup of plaque causes the arteries to harden and narrow. This reduces blood flow to the legs and feet. PAD develops slowly over time and can be in an advanced stage when pain is finally sensed. Fortunately, PAD can be treated with lifestyle changes, medication and special procedures, if necessary.

The most common signs of PAD include:

  • Fatigue, tiredness or pain in the legs, thighs or buttocks that occurs when walking, but goes away when resting
  • Foot or toe pain when resting that often disturbs your sleep
  • Skin wounds or ulcers on your feet or toes that are slow to heal

This free screening includes a comparison of blood pressure levels of the arms and legs to determine the patient’s Ankle Brachial Index (ABI), as well as a written questionnaire and physician consultation, if needed.

Registration is required and space is limited. Call 1-800-4-SOURCE (1-800-476-8723) for an appointment.