Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a narrowing of the blood vessels outside of the brain and heart. It is a common problem where the blood vessels narrow and reduce blood flow to your arms and legs. The narrowing is usually caused by plaque buildup inside the arteries or “hardening of the arteries”.

What are the risk factors for Peripheral Artery Disease?

You are at a higher risk of developing PAD if you:

  • are over age 50
  • have abnormal cholesterol
  • have heart disease
  • have diabetes
  • have had a stroke
  • have high blood pressure
  • have a family history of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or PAD
  • have kidney disease
  • are overweight
  • are a smoker

What are the symptoms of PAD?

You may experience the following symptoms in your legs or feet:

  • painful cramping
  • achiness
  • fatigue or weakness
  • numbness
  • burning
  • looks pale or blue
  • coldness
  • redness, swollen, or hot
  • sores or ulcers that won’t heal

What are treatment options for PAD?

Early diagnosis is very important to successful treatment. It can prevent life-threatening complications, such as heart attack and stroke. If you experience symptoms of PAD, talk to your doctor. Your doctor may do testing if you are at risk for the disease. 

Cardiologist Dr. Dwight Dishmon treats a lot of patients for PAD. Watch his healthcast video below.


To find a cardiologist who treats PAD, call Sutherland Cardiology Clinic at 901-763-0200

Cardiology Locations

UT Methodist Physicians Cardiology - 1938 Crescent Meadow
UT Methodist Physicians Cardiology - 1938 Crescent Meadow

1938 Crescent Meadow Drive
Holly Springs, MS 38635

901-435-8550

UT Methodist Physicians Cardiology - 57 Germantown
UT Methodist Physicians Cardiology - 57 Germantown

57 Germantown Court, Suite 100
Memphis, TN 38108

901-435-8550

Methodist Medical Group - Cardiovascular Surgery Germantown
Methodist Medical Group - Cardiovascular Surgery Germantown

7655 Poplar Ave., Suite 350
Germantown, TN 38138

901-761-2470

UT Methodist Physicians Cardiology - 1211 Union
UT Methodist Physicians Cardiology - 1211 Union

1211 Union Avenue, Suite 965
Memphis, TN 38104

901-435-8550

Sutherland Cardiology Clinic
Sutherland Cardiology Clinic

7460 Wolf River Blvd.
Germantown, TN 38138

901-763-0200

UT Methodist Physicians Cardiology - 4250 Bethel
UT Methodist Physicians Cardiology - 4250 Bethel

4250 Bethel Road, 5th Floor
Olive Branch, MS 38654

901-435-8550

Methodist Medical Group - Cardiovascular Surgery North
Methodist Medical Group - Cardiovascular Surgery North

3950 New Covington Pike, Suite 290
Memphis, TN 38128

901-383-8232

UT Methodist Physicians Cardiology - 3950 New Covington Pike
UT Methodist Physicians Cardiology - 3950 New Covington Pike

3950 New Covington Pike, Suite 220
Memphis, TN 38128

901-435-8550

UT Methodist Physicians Cardiology - 1251 Wesley
UT Methodist Physicians Cardiology - 1251 Wesley

1251 Wesley Drive, Suite 153
Memphis, TN 38116

901-435-8550

Methodist Medical Group - Cardiovascular Surgery Midtown
Methodist Medical Group - Cardiovascular Surgery Midtown

1325 Eastmoreland Ave., Suite 365
Memphis, TN 38104

901-272-6030

UT Methodist Physicians Cardiology - 900 N. 7th
UT Methodist Physicians Cardiology - 900 N. 7th

900 N. 7th Street
West Memphis, AR 72301

901-435-8550

Methodist North Hospital
Methodist North Hospital

3960 New Covington Pike
Memphis, TN 38128

901-516-5200

Methodist University Hospital
Methodist University Hospital

1265 Union Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104

901-516-7000

Methodist South Hospital
Methodist South Hospital

1300 Wesley Dr.
Memphis, TN 38116

901-516-3700

Methodist Olive Branch Hospital
Methodist Olive Branch Hospital

4250 Bethel Rd.
Olive Branch, MS 38654

662-932-9000

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital

7691 Poplar Ave.
Germantown, TN 38138

901-516-6000