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The screening test for P.A.D. is called the ankle-brachial index, a painless, non-invasive test that compares the blood pressure in the ankles with the blood pressure in the arms.

Find out if you should be screened for P.A.D. For more information on these and other P.A.D. screening programs, visit www.padcoalition.

Who Should be Tested for P.A.D.?

National medical guidelines recommend that certain individuals be tested for P.A.D. Review the following sentences and place a check next to any that apply to you.

o I am under 50 years of age, have diabetes and at least one other risk factor: ??? History of smoking ??? Abnormal cholesterol ??? High blood pressure

o I am aged 50 years or older and have diabetes.o I am aged 50 years or older and am a former or current smoker.o I am aged 70 years or older.o I have one or more symptoms of P.A.D.??? Fatigue, heaviness, tiredness or cramping in the leg muscles (calf, thigh or buttocks) that occurs during activity such as walking and goes away with rest. ??? Foot or toe pain at rest that often disturbs sleep ??? Skin wounds or ulcers on the feet or toes that are slow to heal (or that do not heal for 8 to 12 weeks).

If you marked one or more items, talk to your health care provider about being tested for P.A.D.

Source : Society for Vascular Nursing