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if i have peripheral artery disease (pad), will i have a heart attack?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Higher risk.: If you have peripheral artery disease (pad). You are at a much higher risk of both heart attack and stroke than someone who does not. That is because the same build-up in the arteries of a fatty substance called plaque that is a cause of peripheral artery disease is also a cause of heart attack and stroke.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Eric Toloza
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Possibly: But why is cardiologist asking this question?
Answered on Jul 10, 2012
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Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience Geriatrics
The same risk factores that put you at risk for PAD also cause Coronary Artery Disease and can cause heart attacks. You should have a stress test to evaluate if you have any evidence of corornary artery disease.
Jul 10, 2012

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