Complications of Peripheral Artery Disease
If you have PAD due to atherosclerosis then you are also at risk of developing:
- Critical limb ischemia (CLI). In this condition, sores do not heal, and injury or infection of the leg may progress to tissue loss (gangrene) which may progress to amputation.
- Stroke and heart attack are due to narrowing of the vessels of the heart or the brain due to generalized atherosclerosis.