There are several risk factors that can increase the chance of developing PAD including smoking, advanced age, obesity, high blood pressure, and high blood cholesterol. Our doctors in Katy TX can test for PAD using a non-invasive in-office ankle-brachial index (ABI) test. The ABI index looks at the relationship between your ankle and arm blood pressure. Early detection and treatment of PAD
can slow the progression and decrease the chance of stroke and/or a heart attack. As widely believed individuals with PAD do not always experience leg pain, cramping, claudication, or fatigue.