Hays, KS (Sept 11, 2017) – HaysMed’s DeBakey Heart Institute has recently established a clinic for people who have peripheral artery disease (PAD). Dr. M. Javed Ashraf, MD, MPH, interventional cardiologist specializes in peripheral artery disease.
PAD is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries to the legs, stomach, arms and head but most commonly seen in the arteries of the legs. PAD is caused by atherosclerosis that narrow and blocks arteries in various critical regions of the body.
You may be at risk for PAD if you smoke, have diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, experience pain in your lower extremities, have non-healing wounds of lower extremities or varicose veins. The risk for PAD also increases with age.
The PAD clinic can screen, diagnosis and manage patients with suspected or established peripheral artery disease and varicose veins. Dr. Ashraf performs diagnostic and therapeutic peripheral angiograms and vascular interventions including percutaneous balloon angioplasty and stenting. Patients seen in the PAD clinic will receive a detailed comprehensive vascular assessment. Dr. Ashraf works closely with the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center with PAD Patients who have non-healing ulcers.
For further information or to set up an appointment please call 785-625-4699 or 888-625-4699 or go to https://www.haysmed.com/debakey-heart-institute/pad-clinic/.