For many patients, vascular conditions and chronic wounds affecting the legs and feet can be related. Coordinated care at Southwest Healthcare System can provide the comprehensive treatment approach that is needed. An example is peripheral artery disease (PAD), which occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries and restricts blood flow to the legs. If left untreated, PAD can cause pain in the legs and lead to wounds that do not heal. In severe cases, PAD may lead to amputation and also increase your risk of heart disease. Listen as Yara Gorski, MD, Vascular Surgeon, discusses the importance of vascular health to help combat Peripheral Vascular Disease and when to know if surgery is necessary.