Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Chat: Diagnosing and treating Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) & Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

Chat: Diagnosing and treating Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) & Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

Dr. Eric M. Gnall, Interventional Cardiologist at Lankenau Medical Center, specializes in PAD and PVD treatment and is recognized for limb-saving procedures. He'll be answering questions on PAD and PVD. Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a common problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs. When you develop PAD, your extremities, particularly your legs, do not receive enough blood flow. The top risk factors for PAD are smoking and diabetes. There are many symptoms of PAD. The most notable is leg pain when walking. If untreated, PAD can lead to stroke, heart attack, and serious limb problems, including gangrene or amputation. If you have symptoms or risk factors for PAD or PVD, or you have been diagnosed and would like to learn more about treatment options, please click here to request an appointment.

Dr. Eric M. Gnall, Interventional Cardiologist at Lankenau Medical Center, specializes in PAD and PVD treatment and is recognized for limb-saving procedures. He’ll be answering questions on PAD and PVD. Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a common problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs. When you develop PAD, your extremities, particularly your legs, do not receive enough blood flow. The top risk factors for PAD are smoking and diabetes. There are many symptoms of PAD. The most notable is leg pain when walking. If untreated, PAD can lead to stroke, heart attack, and serious limb problems, including gangrene or amputation. If you have symptoms or risk factors for PAD or PVD, or you have been diagnosed and would like to learn more about treatment options, please click here to request an appointment.
Disclaimer: The information provided during this Web Chat is for general informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for medical advice nor is it to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any particular medical condition, problem or concern. All medical information presented should be discussed with your personal physician. Remember, the failure to seek timely medical advice can have serious health ramifications. You are urged to discuss any current health related problems you are experiencing with your personal physician immediately.

The physicians participating in this Web Chat are not agents or employees of Main Line Health, Inc. Any opinions, advice, statements or other information expressed are those of the respective physicians and not of Main Line Health, Inc. Main Line Health, Inc. makes no representation or warranty of the accuracy, reliability or completeness of any opinions, advice, statements or other information made during this Web Chat.


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About Dr. Eric Gnall

Dr. Eric M. Gnall, D.O., FACC, is an interventional cardiologist at Main Line Health, who specializes in treating peripheral vascular disease.