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If I have peripheral artery disease (pad), will I have a heart attack?
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Possibly
But why is cardiologist asking this question?

In brief: Possibly
But why is cardiologist asking this question?
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Michael Borookhim
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.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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