Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) refers to blockages or plaques in arteries outside of the heart. These blockages interfere with the blood flow to the brain, arms, organs and legs, yet are often silent until a very late stage. PAD in one location is an indicator of blockages throughout the body and represents an increased heart attack and stroke risk. When symptoms of PAD do occur, they can be easily confused with other diseases and not recognized early.

At Michigan Vascular Center, we offer a comprehensive range of services for PAD management. To ensure an accurate diagnosis, we conduct painless and non-invasive testing through our team of experienced surgeons. Our surgeons offer various treatment options, including medicines, minimally invasive endovascular procedures, and surgery. Additionally, we provide opportunities for our patients to participate in numerous ongoing clinical trials, which offer access to the latest treatments in the field of PAD management.

If you are over 50 years old and your parent or sibling has been diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm, discuss this with your primary care physician or call 810-720-ASAP (2727) to see if you qualify for a free screening.

We also offer a convenient online form which you can use to contact us regarding scheduling your consultation.

Get tested for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) – and begin treatment ASAP

Did You Know . . .

PAD affects between 12 and 20 million people in the United States. However, less than five percent of those patients have been diagnosed because many patients do not experience symptoms until the disease process is far advanced. Failure to treat those with PAD can lead to serious, sometimes fatal, complications such as stroke, aneurysm rupture, difficulty walking with pain, non-healing wounds, limb loss, and even death.

Patients at risk for vascular diseases include those older than fifty, a history of smoking, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, renal failure, and a family history of vascular disease.

Can You Reverse PAD?

While you cannot reverse the disease, you can reverse the progression of symptoms with proper PAD management. Simple measures such as diet, weight loss, smoking cessation, blood pressure control, cholesterol/lipid control, and glucose control in diabetes can stabilize and even reverse some disease processes. If diagnosed early, serious complications may be avoided by modifying risk factors, medical therapy, or appropriate vascular specialist intervention.

If you have any questions, please contact us

If you have any questions, please contact us