Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a very common condition in the UK.  Around 16 million people have the condition – that’s 30% of UK women and 32% of UK men.

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

The test detect blood pressure difference between your upper arm and lower ankle - also known as the ABPI test.

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Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Having PAD puts you at a high risk of coronary heart disease and stroke – 60% of people with PAD will develop ischaemic heart disease so it’s important to understand if you have it and how you can treat it. Your PAD check can help detect whether you have a build-up of plaque and fatty deposits in your arteries.

The test is painless and uses simple sensors attached to your arms and legs to detect the blood pressure readings between your upper arm and lower ankle. This is known as your Ankle Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI).  You’ll also get a reading of your blood pressure.

Dr Cullimore says “PAD usually affects the legs – it can often lead to leg pain when walking and, in severe cases, gangrene and even amputation.  Most people with PAD won’t experience any symptoms at all, but some 60% of those with PAD will develop ischaemic heart disease. At the minimum, I recommend undertaking a PAD test together with an ECG heart rhythm check to give you a fuller picture of your cardiovascular health and risk of stroke.”

All our tests have been specially designed to be convenient and non-invasive. Once you’ve booked your appointment, full preparation instructions will be provided in your confirmation email or letter. You can continue to eat and drink normally before your appointment, and you’ll also remain fully clothed throughout.

Which readings are included?

Ankle Brachial Pressure Index
The pressure when your heart pushes blood out
The pressure when your heart rests between beats

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The following packages include this check:

Heart Disease & Stroke Active

22 Blood Readings | 5 Clinician Tests | 24/7 GP Helpline

£150 £270 £129

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Heart Disease & Stroke Core

35 Blood Readings | 6 Clinician Checks | 24/7 GP Helpline

£330 £169

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Heart Disease & Stroke Complete

38 Blood Readings | 6 Clinician Checks | GP Consultation | 24/7 GP Helpline

£430 £249

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