Who is at risk for P.A.D.?

The chance fo having P. A. D increases as you get older. Risk is increased if you:

  • Smoke or used to smoke
  • Have diabetes
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have abnormal blood cholesterol levels
  • Are of African American ethnicity
  • Have had heart disease, a heart attack, or a stroke
  • Have a family history of P.A.D., heart attack, or stroke.