Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

What is Peripheral Artery Disease?

Peripheral artery disease is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries that carry blood away from the heart to other parts of the body. The most common type is lower-extremity PAD, in which blood flow is reduced to the legs and feet.

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PAD Resources

For Patients and Professionals



Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) affects over 8.5 million Americans and over 200 million people nationwide. The American Heart Association and the Anticoagulation Forum are joining forces to elevate awareness of PAD among patients and health care providers.

PAD Tools


PAD Toolkit Go To Guide coverToolkit for Professionals:

Downloadable Patient Sheets: