Health Problems

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?

Peripheral arterial disease/peripheral artery disease (PAD), or peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a common condition where bodily arteries become narrowed due to a build-up of fatty plaques (atherosclerosis). Image Credit: Anshuman Rath/Shutterstock.com What causes peripheral arterial disease? Atherosclerosis is the build-up of fatty deposits called atheromatous plaques within the walls of major blood vessels (arteries) […]