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Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a narrowing or blockage of arteries that causes poor blood flow to your legs or arms. When you walk or exercise, your leg muscles don't get enough blood and you can get painful cramps.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Specialist Medical Reviewer David A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery
Last Revised October 9, 2012

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Last Updated: October 09, 2012
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