Peripheral Artery Disease


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What is PAD?

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a common and often underdiagnosed circulatory disease where blood flow to the legs and feet is restricted by the narrowing of blood vessels due to plaque buildup.

Left untreated, PAD can lead to amputation and put you or your loved one’s quality of life and long-term health at serious risk.

The good news is PAD can be treated. With an early diagnosis, you may have more treatment options and may have a better chance to reduce or eliminate your symptoms.

We are collaborating with leading experts to innovate and lead the way in treating PAD.


Number of People with PAD in the U.S. vs Other Diseases20-22

Number of People with PAD in the U.S. vs Other Diseases | amCharts


PAD is projected to affect 21,000,000 people in the U.S. by 2020.22

*2009-2012 data reported in 2016 AHA Statistics Update
**2010 report for all cancer of any site
***2010 estimate

Are you at risk for PAD?

Are you or your loved one:
  • Over 50 years old
  • A current or former smoker
Do you or your loved one:
  • Have diabetes
  • Struggle with high blood pressure or cholesterol
  • Suffer from kidney disease

These are all common conditions and habits known to increase the risk of developing PAD. Left untreated, PAD can cause pain while walking and even lead to amputation.



One in 20 Americans over the age of 50 have PAD23

Smoking is the most powerful predictor of PAD24

Risk for amputation is 10 times greater in patients with both PAD and diabetes vs PAD alone.25

Talk to your doctor today if you or your loved one is experiencing symptoms of PAD and have any of the risk factors.

Find a doctor who is experienced using CSI devices to treat appropriate patients with PAD


Symptoms of PAD

Have any of the following symptoms prevented you or your loved one from doing what matters?

Cold toes or feet

Dry, discolored skin

Pain while walking

Nighttime leg pain


Painful, heavy legs

Numbness or burning sensations


Wounds that won't heal

Gangrene or black tissue

People can be complacent about these symptoms, accepting them as just signs of aging. In reality, they can be warning signs of PAD.


Talk to your doctor today if you or your loved one is experiencing symptoms of PAD and have any of the risk factors.

Find a doctor who is experienced using CSI devices to treat appropriate patients with PAD


Treatment options for PAD:


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  • Lifestyle modification
  • Medication
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Vascular bypass surgery


If you or your loved one is diagnosed with PAD early, many doctors will recommend lifestyle changes, such as eating healthier and exercising. A doctor may also prescribe medication to treat risk factors like high blood pressure or cholesterol and diabetes.

After those options are tried, or if your condition is severe enough, your doctor or PAD specialist may recommend minimally invasive treatment options.

CSI’s Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System is a minimally invasive treatment option that helps physicians remove calcified plaque buildup in the arteries of the legs to help restore blood flow.


Talk to Your Doctor

Only a healthcare professional can diagnose you or a loved one with PAD.

If you have been told you need an amputation due to PAD, here are some questions to help guide your conversation with your doctor about treatment options:

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  • Are there tests I should have that can provide more information about my condition?
  • Does your clinic/hospital have a limb salvage program?
  • What treatment options do I have other than amputation?
  • What benefits do these options offer compared to amputation?
  • What are potential complications associated with these alternatives?
  • What type of post-treatment recovery should I expect?
  • What type of training and experience do you have with these options?

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Talk to your doctor today if you or your loved one is experiencing symptoms of PAD and have any of the risk factors.

Find a doctor who is experienced using CSI devices to treat appropriate patients with PAD