numbness, or pain in the legs can be scary discoveries for anyone – but
for those diagnosed with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), it is often
their normal way of life. This condition, which indicates
narrowed or blocked arteries in the legs, can not only be a pain, but
life threatening. Thankfully, PAD is treatable, and now there is a new
method of treatment that is proving to be the most effective in history –
drug eluting stents. Drug eluting stents have long been
available for use in the coronary arteries (heart arteries) but now they
are being used for the first time in the legs.
To learn more about this innovative treatment option, join J. King White, MD, a cardiologist with Memorial Medical Group and Heart & Vascular Center, for A Big Step: Breakthrough in Treatment of PAD.