Find out if you are at risk for PAD
According to the American Heart Association, people with Type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of developing atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries. People that have both Type 2 diabetes and peripheral artery disease are four times more likely to require amputation. Smokers are at a higher risk than non-smokers of developing peripheral artery disease and they report and lower quality of life than non-smokers that have PAD.
Take the Modern Vascular Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Quiz to determine if you may be at risk. This quiz considers risk factors that have been established by the American Heart Association for PAD. If the value of your score is greater than 10 on this assessment, then it indicates that you may be at greater risk for Peripheral Artery Disease.