The PAD & CAD Correlation with Dr. Hannallah from Modern Vascular in Tucson, Arizona

Dr. Jack Hannallah, the managing physician for Modern Vascular in Tucson, Arizona, discusses how Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) are correlated. There is an association between coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease. Many people may not know about the narrowing or hardening of the arteries outside of the heart. Those are what we define as the peripheral arteries. We usually think about those being in the legs, but they could also be the arteries in the kidney, liver, or brain.

We know that up to 2/3 of patients that have PAD also have CAD. Oftentimes patients are not diagnosed properly. Many times they will be diagnosed with CAD but will not be evaluated for PAD. The problem with that is that people that have both diseases are at greater risk of heart issues. These people would be more likely to have severe blockages. As PAD is becoming more understood, it is important that people think to get evaluated. We should associate peripheral artery disease with coronary artery disease so that people who have CAD are recommended to get evaluated for PAD as well.

Dr. Hannallah and the team at Modern Vascular in Tucson, Arizona are dedicated to helping patients determine if they are suffering from peripheral artery disease and determining the best way to treat it. Patients that are located near Tucson, Arizona that think that they may be at risk for peripheral artery disease should consider scheduling an evaluation with Modern Vascular.

Peripheral Artery Disease can be effectively treated when diagnosed early and properly.

You can schedule a comprehensive evaluation for peripheral artery disease at a Modern Vascular clinic if you believe that you are at risk or to put your mind at ease.

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