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Peripheral Artery Disease (also called PAD or PVD), is a condition in which narrowing occurs in the arteries that transport blood from the heart to the legs, arms and head. This narrowing is usually caused by plaque build up in the walls of the arteries. The most common form of PAD affects arteries in the legs.
People with PAD in the legs experience muscle pain, cramping and tiredness in the calves, thighs and hips when walking. The pain usually goes away with rest, but comes back once walking resumes. People with PAD have a higher risk of coronary artery disease, heart attack or stroke.
Regular physical activity can greatly reduce the pain and help stop the progression of the narrowing of the arteries. At the Shimberg Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Center, our Supervised Exercise Therapy program is led by board certified physicians and includes exercise therapists, physical therapists, nurses, educators and dietitians. They work closely with your personal physician to optimize your therapy program to achieve your goals.
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