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Stand Up to PAD: Free ABI Screenings

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Cardiovascular Institute of the South

2730 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy

Lafayette, LA 70508

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Free screening event including ABI & blood pressure screenings & provider consults

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More than 20 million Americans suffer from a condition called peripheral artery disease, also known as PAD. This is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs, leading to potential blockages in the legs.

September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month. Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) urges our communities to learn more about this dangerous disease—the risk factors, the symptoms and the treatment options—in order to save limbs and lives. Studies show that approximately 60% of the amputation procedures performed in the United States could have been prevented. With proper diagnosis and treatment, most patients can manage the symptoms of PAD and avoid amputation or heart attacks.

As a part of raising awareness for PAD month, CIS is hosting an event in Lafayette on September 26th from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This event will include PAD educational material and resources, along with giveaways, refreshments, blood pressure checks, ABI screenings, and provider consults.

Symptoms of PAD to look for in the legs include: pain or cramping after activity, numbness, coldness, sores or ulcers that won’t heal, discoloration, hair loss, shiny skin or a weak pulse. The risk for developing PAD increases with age and is highest for those over 50 years old. Smoking increases the chance of developing PAD three to five times. But other common risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, and a family history of vascular disease, heart attack or stroke.

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