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Legs/Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Causes of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

PAD is caused by atherosclerosis, a disease process which results in plaque formation within arteries. It is the build-up of plaque which narrows or occludes arteries, thereby restricting blood flow to the tissues of the limbs. There are several risk factors for the development of PAD.

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