January 11th is the day we recognize the hazards of cigarettes to our health! 🚭
Check out this incredible transformation of a brave 75-year-old woman who smoked her whole life and could not walk more than 100 feet without tiring. The patient was seen routinely for having COPD and was known to be a heavy tobacco user. She continued her routine visits but still complained of difficulty walking. The only alleviation of her pain was to stop and rest consistently. After tests had been taken, results revealed she had blockages in her leg arteries from calcium and fat buildup in the form of plaque. Dr. Noor diagnosed her with peripheral arterial disease, also known as PAD. Her diagnosis was not immediately life-threatening but if left untreated it could have led to serious repercussions and eventual limb loss.
After undergoing a minimally invasive angiogram and a roto rooter atherectomy procedure, which opened the leg artery and decreased the blockages caused by plaque, this patient's life was transformed and she is now able to walk more without fatigue! Never underestimate the potential for improvement and quit tobacco use today!