Peripheral Artery Disease

About Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries serving the legs, stomach, arms and head. (“Peripheral” in this case means away from the heart, in the outer regions of the body.) PAD most commonly affects arteries in the legs.

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PAD Webinar Series

This series will educate the healthcare community and address the challenges and opportunities associated with treating stable, yet high-risk PAD patients. Learn the facts, talk to your doctor and take control of your cardiovascular health.

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Watch, Learn and Live

See your cardiovascular system in action with our interactive illustrations and animations.
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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

Toolkit for Professionals:

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Downloadable Patient Sheets:

Top 3 Reasons to Show Off Your Legs

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Cold feet?

Legs and feet may hold clues to heart health.

Watch a webinar to learn if peripheral artery disease may be the cause of your patients' symptoms.

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Aralez Pharmaceuticals is a proud sponsor of the American Heart Association's efforts to educate patients about Peripheral Artery Disease.