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Peripheral Arterial Disease of the Legs (cont.)

Exams and Tests

If your doctor thinks that you may have peripheral arterial disease (PAD), he or she will examine you for physical signs of the disease and will ask about your personal and family medical history. This is a good time to talk with your doctor about any symptoms you have noticed.

Diagnostic tests

Tests you may have to confirm PAD include:

Tests for other health problems

Your doctor may also do other tests to find out if you have health problems that can cause PAD or make it worse. When you have PAD, you are at high risk for coronary artery disease, heart attack, and stroke. You may have tests for:

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