Peripheral Arterial Disease

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Amputation Is Preventable

Effecting 15 percent of patients with diabetes, a foot ulcer is an open sore or wound commonly found on the bottom of the foot. Anyone who has diabetes can develop a foot ulcer, and approximately 20 percent of patients with diabetes who develop a foot ulcer will require an amputation. Foot ulcers are generally painless. [...]

2018-02-18T23:12:44+00:00August 10th, 2016|

Foot Ulcers and PAD

Foot ulcers can be a common occurrence in diabetic patients, but they may pose a greater health risk for those who also have Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). At Heart Vascular and Leg in Bakersfield, CA, we offer diagnosis and treatment for PAD and other venous or vascular diseases that can impact overall health. PAD remains [...]

2018-02-18T23:12:44+00:00November 25th, 2015|

Treatment Options for P.A.D.

The goal at the Vascular and Leg Center is to treat Peripheral Arterial Disease quickly and conveniently in an outpatient setting. After a screening and diagnosis, our doctors will develop a treatment plan to: Reduce painful symptoms Improve your quality of life Increase mobility Prevent heart attack, stroke or limb loss There is no one-size-fits-all [...]

2017-04-04T21:45:44+00:00July 20th, 2015|

Are You at Risk for P.A.D?

Did You Know... Adults over age 50 with diabetes are at a 3X greater risk for developing peripheral arterial disease. Other conditions or habits that raise the risk for P.A.D. include: History of smoking Chronic kidney disease High cholesterol Test Your Risk Take our 60 second P.A.D. Risk Assessment Quiz to find out if you're [...]

2017-04-04T21:45:36+00:00April 27th, 2015|