Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D) is a serious circulatory condition where clogged or narrowed arteries cause poor circulation to the arms, legs, brain or kidneys. It occurs most often in the lower extremities, causing decreased blood flow to the legs and feet. Just like buildup in the heart, clogged arteries in the lower extremities can cause stroke or heart attack. Over 10 million Americans have P.A.D. and, left untreated, P.A.D. is fatal 30% of the time within a five-year period.* Fortunately, today there is a non-invasive technology that can determine the presence of P.A.D. PADnet™+ is a P.A.D. test that can be completed in 15-20 minutes during a regular office visit.
For patients with increased risk factors, including those being 50 years of age or older with a history of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or smoking, being informed about this arterial disease is especially essential. Leg pain and discoloration of the toes or feet are possible symptoms of P.A.D. It is important to note, however, that many people with P.A.D. do not experience any symptoms. Testing can help determine if you have P.A.D. and whether medical or surgical treatment is necessary.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a condition in which weakened valves in leg veins cannot send sufficient amounts of blood back to the heart. When the one-way valves in legs are damaged, blood flows backwards. Over 25 million people in the United States are affected by CVI, and approximately 24 million have varicose veins, an indicator of CVI.* Early detection is ideal in order to take advantage of the broadest range of treatment options (incorporating lifestyle changes as well as invasive and non-invasive therapy options).
For at-risk groups, including smokers and men and women over 50 years of age, being informed about this venous disease is especially essential. Symptoms of CVI include painful or swollen legs, varicose veins in the legs and heavy or tired legs. Testing can help determine if you have CVI and whether medical or surgical treatment is necessary. BioMedix™’s PADnet™+ venous test can be completed in 5-10 minutes during a regular office visit.