UH Parma Medical Center Holds Screenings For Peripheral Artery Disease On Jan. 26

Do you experience cramping, pain or tiredness in your legs or hip muscles while walking or climbing stairs? These are the most common symptoms of Peripheral Artery Disease or PAD.

This condition may often go undiagnosed yet leave you at higher risk for coronary artery disease, heart attack or stroke. It is caused by atherosclerosis, or a narrowing or blockage of critical arteries. Your risk for PAD increases with age. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and smoking also put you at higher risk for PAD.

A simple, painless screening is available to diagnose this condition. On Saturday, January 26, University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute is holding vascular screenings for PAD from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center, 7007 Powers Blvd., Parma.

Appointments are required. Please call 800-883-3674 for an appointment today to be screened for this serious but treatable condition. Screenings will take place in Cardiovascular Services on the hospital’s first floor.

CJ Sheppard

Senior Communications Strategist, University Hospitals Parma Medical Center

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