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Chauncey W. Crandall, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dr. Chauncey W. Crandall, author of Dr. Crandall’s Heart Health Report newsletter, is chief of the Cardiac Transplant Program at the world-renowned Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He practices interventional, vascular, and transplant cardiology. Dr. Crandall received his post-graduate training at Yale University School of Medicine, where he also completed three years of research in the Cardiovascular Surgery Division. Dr. Crandall regularly lectures nationally and internationally on preventive cardiology, cardiology healthcare of the elderly, healing, interventional cardiology, and heart transplants. Known as the “Christian physician,” Dr. Crandall has been heralded for his values and message of hope to all his heart patients.

Tags: peripheral artery disease | erectile dysfunction | diabetes

Symptoms of Peripheral Artery Disease

Chauncey Crandall, M.D. By Tuesday, 17 July 2018 04:28 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

The classic symptom of peripheral artery disease (PAD) is pain in the legs upon exertion, such as walking, which is relieved by rest.

It can also present as an ache, cramp, or burning sensation that occurs intermittently during periods of activity — and therefore is known as intermittent claudication.

As symptoms progress, they may also occur while a person is at rest.

However, some people with PAD don’t experience pain at all. Other symptoms in the legs may include:

• Changes in skin color

• Thinning or loss of hair on the legs

• Numbness in the legs or feet

• Muscle atrophy — a wasting away or loss of muscle

• Smooth, shiny skin that feels cool to the touch

• Weak or absent pulses in the feet

• Non-healing ulcers or sores on the feet, heels or toes

• Cold or numb toes

In men, another symptom of PAD is erectile dysfunction (ED). The penis needs strong blood flow to achieve and maintain an erection, so a man who experiences ED should undergo a physical exam.

ED can be a tip-off to other circulatory conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and vascular disease.

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The classic symptom of peripheral artery disease (PAD) is pain in the legs upon exertion, such as walking, which is relieved by rest.
peripheral artery disease, erectile dysfunction, diabetes
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 04:28 PM
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