Peripheral Arterial Disease Screenings Offered

August 17, 2017

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) affects about 12% of the general population and at least 20% of older adults over the age of 60.  PVD has profound effects on your lifestyle as it can significantly impair your functional ability to walk. 

If you can answer yes to any of the following questions and you have not already been diagnosed with PVD, you may be at risk.  Do you smoke? Do you have diabetes? Do you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol? Do you have heart disease? Do you have pain in your legs at rest or with activity?  The most common signs of PVD are cramps and tiredness in your legs when you walk, but after resting it goes away; foot pain that keeps you from getting a restful night of sleep and/or skin wounds on your fee or toes that are slow to heal. “Early detection of PVD is key to fighting the disease and living a long healthy life after diagnosis,” says Watertown Regional Medical Center Cardiologist, Dr Iqbal. 

Watertown Regional Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Center will be offering free PVD screenings on Monday, September 18th from 3:00-6:00pm.  These screenings will include an ankle brachial index test (ABI) that will be reviewed by Cardiologist, Dr. Fahad Iqbal.  

To qualify for the screening, participants must have one of the risk factors listed above. To schedule an appointment, please call 920-262-4449. Space is limited.