Black Americans are more likely to

present with Higher disease severity:


Black Americans with PAD have up to 4x higher risk of amputation than white Americans.2


Black Americans are 25% less likely than white Americans to have surgery to restore blood flow prior to a leg amputation.5


Black Americans are more than twice as likely as white Americans to have PAD.2

Learn more about the symptoms and risk factors associated with PAD, and how you can work with your care team to help prevent it.

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Understanding PAD

See how PAD affects the body and how it differs from other types of heart disease.

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Watching Out for PAD

Learn the signs and symptoms to look for when assessing your PAD risk.

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Taking Action Against PAD

Find out how to talk to your doctor about PAD.


Recognize the Signs of PAD

Here's what to watch out for when assessing your own risk for PAD.

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Slow toenail

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Sores/wounds on the soles of the feet that refuse to heal1

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Change in skin

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Skin appears shiny1

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Loss of leg hair1

If any of these signs are familiar, download the Healthcare Provider Conversation Guide and talk to your doctor about PAD screening.

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Heart Attack

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Death from Heart Attack or Stroke

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Loss of Mobility

These are just some of the associated issues that can occur if PAD goes untreated.

Download the brochure below to learn more.

Download PAD Brochure
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Over Age 65

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Family History of Heart Disease, PAD, or Stroke

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High Cholesterol

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High Blood Pressure

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History of Smoking

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Poor Kidney Function

If you're experiencing any of these factors, you may be at risk for PAD.
Download our Risk Assessment Form to learn more.

Download Risk Assessment Form
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Quit Smoking

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Eat a "Heart-Healthy" Diet

Ask Your Doctor...

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...About Exercise

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...To Check the Pulses in Your Feet

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...If You Are at Risk for PAD

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...About Foot Care

For more ways to reduce your risk, download our Healthcare Provider Conversation Guide and talk to your doctor.

Download Discussion Guide
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You're not alone in the fight against PAD.

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