Your Peripheral Artery Disease Checklist

Use this chart to find out your numbers to help reduce the risk of PAD

Together, you and your healthcare professional can form a plan to keep your cholesterol within limits and reduce your risk of peripheral artery disease (P.A.D.).

That can start by making sure you “know your numbers” related to cholesterol, blood glucose, and blood pressure.

Your healthcare professional will help with that and can use the ankle-bracial index (ABI) test to assist, as well.

Total cholesterol
Desirable: less than 200 mg/dL
Borderline High: 200 – 239 mg/dL
High: 240 mg/dL and above
Total cholesterol/date
HDL cholesterol
HDL cholesterol less than 40 mg/dL is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
HDL cholesterol/date
LDL cholesterol
Optimal: less than 100 mg/dL
Near Optimal: 100 –129 mg/dL
Borderline High: 130 –159 mg/dL
High: 160 –189 mg/dL
Very High: 190 mg/dL and above
LDL cholesterol/date
Blood glucose (fasting)
Normal: 99 mg/dL and below
Prediabetes: 100 –125 mg/dL
Diabetes: 126 mg/dL and above
Blood glucose/date
Blood pressure
Normal: less than 120/80 mmHg
Prehypertension: 120/80 to 139/89 mmHg
Hypertension: 140/90 mmHg or higher
Blood pressure/date
Ankle-brachial index (ABI)
A test that compares the blood pressure readings in your ankles and arms to help determine whether you have P.A.D.
Normal: 1.0 –1.3
Possible P.A.D.: 0.91 –.99 or greater than 1.3
P.A.D.: 0.90 or less

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