Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the legs is hardening and
narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis) that supply oxygen-rich blood to
the legs. It results in reduced blood flow to the lower body, which "starves"
the muscles and other tissues.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery