PAD Toolkit for Health Care Professionals

Save the legs. Save the feet. Save the heart.

Featured Tools

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PAD Go-To-Guide for Health Care Professionals

Our guide is an easy-to-use, interactive tool that empowers doctors and nurses to engage patients diagnosed with peripheral artery disease. Access resources and the AHA’s latest patient engagement tools to deliver effective patient education.

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PAD Webinar

Amy Pollak, M.D., Mayo Clinic (cardiovascular medicine) speaks about detecting and diagnosing PAD, a disease that affects more than 113 million adults worldwide and over 8.5 million adults over age 40 in the United States. While it’s a serious risk factor for coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular disease, PAD remains a largely overlooked condition.

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PAD Fact Sheet

Help your patients understand the risk factors, signs and symptoms and treatments for PAD. 

PAD vs PVD fact sheet

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Talking to Your Patients About PAD

Remind your team that educating your patients about PAD and its treatments should begin with explaining the disease and its risks.

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Additional Resources

Top 3 Reasons to Take Your Socks Off

PAD Symptoms and Risk Factors

If you have cramping, tingling or weakness in your legs, you might have peripheral artery disease, also known as PAD. PAD can lead to leg or foot amputation and even heart attack or stroke. Early detection is key!

If you have trouble with your feet or legs, talk to a doctor about PAD and ask to take off your socks.