Although there is a tendency to associate cardiovascular disease with heart attacks and stroke, there is another serious condition that causes significant morbidity and poor quality of life. It is peripheral arterial disease or PAD. Although prevention is the best way to avert the complications of this disease, there remain many people in advanced stages that require treatment.
New surgical techniques are being used to help restore circulation to oxygen deprived legs.
- Dr. Richard Neville, Chief of Vascular Surgery and Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Georgetown University Medical Center