Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Lim offers Peripheral artery disease in her cardiology clinic at  Singapore which is known as the hardening of the arteries in the legs. Patients with this disease may have pain in the legs when they walk, gangrenous toes, or ulcers that are difficult to cure. Arteries stop the blood flow to your legs and don’t receive enough blood.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) of the Legs

Screening of Peripheral Artery Disease

This screening is simple and painless. With an ultrasound, we can measure the value of the ABI ratio, which is the difference in blood flow between the arms and legs. ABI ratio values ​​<0.90 indicate plaque formation. Ratios> 0.90 are normal.

  • Painful Cramping in both/one hips, thighs, Muscles
  • Weak/Numb leg
  • Sores on feets 

Who should do a PAD examination? 

If you are above 60 years old, diabetic, a smoker, obese, had a history of or prone to kidney failure, have high blood pressure, a history of heart attack or stroke, then you should consider doing this test.

Peripheral Artery Disease treatments can reduce the risk of developing other diseases like Coronary Heart Disease.

  • Ankle-brachial index 
  • Ultrasound scan, angiography and blood tests 
  • Doppler and ultrasound (Duplex) imaging 
  • Computed tomographic angiography (CT) 
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)
  • Angiography

Peripheral Artery Disease may lead to unbearable symptoms which can then lead to Coronary Heart Disease. 

Contact Heart specilaist Lim Ing Haan at an Interventional Cardiology (heart & vascular) Clinic in Singapore immediately today for an accurate diagnosis.