Darron Story interviews board-certified vascular surgeon Dr. Juan Carlos Correa of Modern Vascular of Kansas City about PAD. Dr. Correa describes the causes of peripheral arterial disease. He discusses the reasons behind symptoms like claudication, which is a pain in the legs while walking. He also discusses the groups that are most at risk for PAD are smokers and diabetics as well as the communities of color including Black/African Americans, Hispanic/Latinx People, and Native Americans who may be the most at risk.
Listen to the interview below to learn more about what PAD is, its symptoms, and the groups that are most at risk.
For more information about peripheral artery disease, please see our frequently asked questions about PAD page.