Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) results from the deposition of cholesterol and calcium in the arteries supplying blood to the legs and sometimes the hands. Blockages of these arteries to the limbs leads to a progressive loss of blood flow with symptoms of calf pain, decreased walking distances and in severe cases amputation of the limb. The growing epidemic of diabetes in the world and in Singapore (where it is estimated to affect over 11% of people) means that PAD and amputations of toes and limbs from it are also rising.
We offer simple screening tests like ABI (ankle brachial index) and TBI (toe brachial index) to detect disease early, advanced arterial hemodynamic (blood flow) tests like segmental pressure measurement and exercise ABI and TBI, diagnostic ultrasound Duplex scans, as well as the full range of peripheral arterial angioplasty, stenting and limb bypass surgery to re-establish blood flow and prevent amputations. This is complemented by our expert cardiology physicians who manage the risk of heart disease and stroke associated with the condition.
If you have had previous coronary heart disease, are a smoker or suffer from diabetes or leg cramps after walking short distances, or you would like a vascular health or diabetic foot screen, contact us or visit the relevant pages of this website for more information.