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Disease Information : PAD : Diagnosis : Medical History and Physical Exam

Medical History and Physical Exam

A thorough physical exam is necessary to begin to look for signs of PAD, to grade its severity, and to determinethe best treatment. Your physician will ask for the following information:

Your doctor will also examine you by:

Blood test: Your doctor may request a blood test to look at your general health and to assess risk factors that affect the development of PAD, including your fasting blood cholesterol levels, your blood sugar, your kidney and liver function, and occasionally your homocysteineпїЅlevels.

Peripheral Arterial Disease section was last modified: October 15, 2010 - 11:27 am