Periphearl Artery Disease Types: Claudicant and Critical Limb Ischemia

Peripheral Artery Disease should be separated into two categories: Claudicant and CLI (Critical Limb Ischemia) because treatments are different depending on your stage of disease. Dr. Lorenzo Patrone explains why it's critical to have this discussion with your doctor.

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Do not act on any information provided in this series without the explicit consent from your healthcare team.

If you are experiencing leg pain, leg cramps, neuropathy, have toe or foot wounds that won't heal, ask your physician to test for Peripheral Artery Disease.

If you think you are having a medical emergency call your local emergency number or go to the nearest emergency department.
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