What is Peripheral Artery Disease?

Peripheral artery disease happens when plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to your head, organs, and limbs. Plaque buildup leads to atherosclerosis, which limits oxygen-rich blood flow to your organs and other parts of your body. This Health Topic focuses on peripheral artery disease that affects blood flow to the legs.


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  • SourceUrl: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/subscribe/80160
  • Syndication ID: 4108
  • Language: English
  • Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Date Content Published: Monday, November 16, 2015 at 12:00 PM
  • Date Syndication Captured: Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 01:07 PM
  • Date Syndication Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 12:45 AM

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General: arterial vascular circulation

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