Native Americans are up to twice as likely to suffer from PAD, according to a new study. Peripheral Artery Disease, also known as PAD, is a narrowing of the arteries to the limbs. It is common in the legs and feet, causing pain and mobility issues to those that experience the symptoms.
Dr. Steven Berkowitz, Chief Medical Officer at Modern Vascular, is interviewed by KFOR news in Oklahoma City about peripheral artery disease. In the interview, he discusses how PAD is a big problem for the Native American community. He also discusses how to restore blood flow to the legs and prevent amputation.