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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.

Last Revised: October 9, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & David A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery

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