Peripheral Artery Disease Specialist Fishers IN

The initial screening for PAD is quick, inexpensive, and painless. Called the ankle-brachial index (ABI), the test offers a simple and reliable means of diagnosing the condition. The ABI measures the blood pressure of the ankle and arm at the same time using a pencil'shaped ultrasound device called a Doppler.

John Ernest Batchelder, MD
(317) 887-7887
11230 Hawthorn Rd G
Fishers, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1969

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Eric Allan Adolph, MD
11979 Fishers Crossing Dr
Fishers, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1986

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Scott Michael Sharp, MD
(317) 621-8500
7250 Clearvista Dr Ste 227
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Johnson Mem Hosp, Franklin, In; Community Hosp South, Indianapolis, In
Group Practice: Indiana Heart Associates Pc

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Sheldon James Friedman, MD
(317) 773-7711
119 Wesley Circle 17525 River Rd
Noblesville, IN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Witham Mem Hosp, Lebanon, In; Riverview Hosp, Noblesville, In; Methodist Hosp Of Indiana, Indianapolis, In
Group Practice: Hamilton Heart Inc

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Lawrence E Gering
(317) 773-7711
17525 River Ave
Noblesville, IN
Specialty
Cardiology

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Edward Nathaniel Moore, MD
(317) 579-7638
13050 Parkside Dr Ste 150
Fishers, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1984

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Cole Bordner, MD
9128 Briarclift Rd
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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John Otto Wagner, MD
(808) 944-3029
8040 Clearvista Pkwy
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1965

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Rama Dakshinamurthy, MD
(765) 298-4425
Carmel, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mysore Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Mercy Hosp, Elwood, In
Group Practice: Indiana Heart Associates Pc

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Dakshina R Murthy, MD, FACC
(301) 897-5400
11922 Dubarry Dr
Carmel, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Peripheral Artery Disease

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By Vonalda M. Utterback, CN

Chances are you’ve never heard of peripheral arterial disease, often called PAD, an illness characterized by clogged arteries in the legs and other extremities. Here’s why you should know about it: This potentially deadly disease affects 8 million to 12 million Americans, yet as many as 75 percent of them experience no symptoms and haven’t a clue they have the disease.

The most common type of peripheral vascular disease, PAD occurs when extra cholesterol and other fats, called plaque, collect in the walls of arteries. This process, if left unchecked, narrows the arteries and reduces—and eventually can totally block—blood flow. PAD occurs most often in the legs, but may also affect the heart, stomach, arms, and even kidneys.

“Diagnosis is critical,” says Dennis Goodman, MD, FACC, senior cardiologist at Scripps Integrative Medicine Department in La Jolla, California. “PAD is one of the strongest risk markers for heart disease. People with PAD have a six- to seven-times higher risk of heart attack or stroke (and may even face amputation of the affected limb due to gangrene) if the disease progresses without treatment.” If that’s not enough to encourage you to arm yourself with knowledge of this disease, consider this: Severe and symptomatic PAD increases cardiovascular and coronary heart disease mortality a whopping 15-fold, according to a study conducted at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine.

Silent and insidious
PAD develops slowly over years, and symptoms may not appear until the disease has progressed to a very serious stage. “In fact, many people with PAD have no symptoms at all, at least until their leg arteries have narrowed by 60 percent or more,” adds Angila Jaeggli, ND, at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Kenmore, Washington.

To add to the confusion, people may mistake the most common symptom of PAD, claudication—a restriction of blood flow to the limbs resulting in fatigue, heaviness, excess tiredness, or cramping in the leg muscles during any type of exercise—as normal fatigue. Or they may chalk it up simply as a sign of aging. Adding further to the confusion, symptoms of claudication come and go, usually appearing only during exertion, which contributes to an “out of pain, out of mind” mentality. Other symptoms of severe PAD include lingering foot pain, slow-healing wounds on the feet or toes, color changes in the skin of the feet, including paleness or blueness, and erectile dysfunction.

Test it out
The initial screening for PAD is quick, inexpensive, and painless. Called the ankle-brachial index (ABI), the test offers a simple and reliable means of diagnosing the condition. The ABI measures the blood pressure of the ankle and arm at the same time using a pencil-shaped ultrasound device called a Doppler. By dividing the highest blood pressure at the ankle by the highest recorded pressure in your arm, your healthcare practitioner arrives at your ABI. Healthy a...

Author: Vonalda M. Utterback

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