Certain people with Medicare who meet the criteria are eligible for a free screening of abdominal aneurysm (Please contact your Primary Care Physician).
According to the Society of Vascular Surgery, an estimated 8 to 12 million Americans suffer from PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) each year; which is the leading cause of leg amputation in America.
How is PAD Treated?
According to the Cleveland Clinic, PAD can be treated with lifestyle changes, medication and interventional procedures. In some cases, surgical procedures such as peripheral artery bypass surgery may be performed to reroute blood flow around the blood vessel blockage.