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Podiatrists: First Responders for Vascular Disease

Podiatrists: First Responders for Vascular Disease

LogoMany are aware of the risk factors of heart disease. However, fewer are aware that the blockages that can cause heart disease affect more than coronary arteries—they can also affect other arteries throughout your body. This condition is called vascular disease. Signs and symptoms for vascular disease often first appear in your feet. 

Luckily, today's podiatrists are uniquely qualified among medical professionals to diagnose vascular disease based on their education, training, and experience.

If you have a suspicious spot on your foot or ankle and are at risk for vascular disease, make an appointment with a podiatrist near you!

For Patients

  • An Overview
    What is peripheral arterial disease?
  • Learn the Signs of Vascular Ulcers
    Vascular disease can commonly appear in the form of an ulcer. Learn the different signs and symptoms of each one. 
  • Vascular Disease and Your Feet
    This video helps you understand vascular disease and its relationship to your feet.
  • What's Your Risk?
    Find out if you are at risk for vascular disease by taking this short quiz!
  • Becoming a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
    Learn more about the exciting careers available in podiatric medicine.
  • Join the Conversation
    Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn to hear more about topics related to foot health year-round.

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