The Medical Director of Center for Vascular Medicine, Dr. Vinay Satwah, was featured on the cover of the Jan/Feb issue of Chesapeake Physician.
In a cover story discussion on cardiovascular disease and associated health risks, Dr. Satwah notes, “PAD risk factors are similar to cardiovascular risk factors – smoking, poor diet and lifestyle leading to diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, and increased age. Atherosclerosis begins in the coronary arteries and migrates to the peripheral vessels eventually.” Patients may present with a variety of symptoms, including buttock or leg pain, cramping, or tightness that worsens with activity and alleviates with rest.
He adds, “The disease process can be asymptomatic starting in one’s 30s and 40s, and manifest itself later on in life in the 60s or 70s. Patients will tell me that they’ve been good with diet, but they don’t realize that the disease has accumulated over years and that it may take years of lifestyle changes to halt the progression of PAD.”
The Center for Vascular Medicine provides life changing diagnosis and treatment in a welcoming, outpatient setting. Patients who have been suffering with pelvic and/or leg pain may have undiagnosed PAD, a condition that can worsen over time and put patients at risk of complications that can sometimes result in amputation.
Diagnosis is often minimally invasive and painless. Your consultation with one of our experienced physicians could restore your quality of life!
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