Utah Valley Regional Medical Center

(801) 357-7850Map1034 North 500 WestProvo, UT 84604

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Heart Services

(801) 357-7227

Definition

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to your head, organs, and limbs. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, fibrous tissue, and other substances in the blood.

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