In the News: Link Between Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and Coronary Artery Disease

We’ve talked previously here at the blog about coronary artery disease (CAD), and we’ve talked about several important risk factors.

Earlier this week in Science Daily, there was an article entitled “Severe Asymptomatic Heart Disease May Accompany Narrowing in Leg Arteries.” The article reports on a recent study from the Netherlands which points out the important association between peripheral artery disease (PAD)–blockages in the arteries of the legs, that can produce pain or discomfort while exercising–and CAD.

Individuals who are found to have PAD should be checked carefully for co-existing CAD.

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