Heart Care Services: C-PAD Program

The C-PAD clinic (Cardiology Peripheral Artery Disease) is a dedicated and comprehensive clinic within the cardiovascular specialty for patients with peripheral arterial disease. We strive to provide a one-stop destination for all PAD referrals. Our program takes pride in providing a convenient, all-inclusive experience. Diagnostic testing, evaluation by vascular specialists, and formulation of plan (medical therapy, appointments for exercise program, stents, or surgery) are all completed in one day!

More importantly, PAD is one of the significant risk factors for coronary artery disease. All referrals would be evaluated by board-certified cardiologists, who are also vascular specialists, to evaluate for co-existing CAD or structural heart disease where applicable.

The Non-Invasive Vascular Lab at C-PAD

All of our technologists have received formal training at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Our lab follows the IAC guidelines and offers the procedures listed below:

  • AAA - Abdominal Aorta Duplex
  • ABI - Ankle-Brachial Index /Arterial Doppler, Legs Lower Bilateral /Unilateral
  • Arterial Duplex - Arms, Upper Bilateral/Unilateral. Legs, Lower Bilateral/Unilateral
  • Carotid Duplex
  • Renal Artery Duplex
  • Venous Duplex - Arms, Upper Bilateral/Unilateral. Legs, Lower Bilateral/Unilateral
  • WBI - Wrist-Brachial Index - Arms, Upper Bilateral/Unilateral

Meet the Team

  • Khanjan Shah, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Tommy Akin, RDCS, RVS
  • Anne Cutter, RCS, RVS
  • Tiffany Hagan, RCS, RVS
    Lead Technologist
  • Hollie Hill, RCS, RVS
  • Kimberly Keough, RCS, RVS

For Providers

Types of referrals:

  • Evaluation for presence/absence of PAD
  • Referral for non-invasive screening or diagnostic procedures
  • Referral for the following interventional procedures:
    • Lower extremity arterial and venous angioplasty and stenting
    • Renal artery angioplasty and stenting
    • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
    • Carotid artery angioplasty and stenting
    • Subclavian artery angioplasty and stenting
    • Mesenteric artery angioplasty and stenting
    • Vasculogenic Erectile dysfunction - evaluation for pudendal artery stenting
    • Inferior vena cava placement or retrieval
  • Referral for supervised exercise program
  • Referral for evaluation and management of non-healing ulcer

Clinical Trials/Research

C-PAD is proud to be a part of the CREST 2 trial. This trial randomizes asymptomatic standard surgical risk patients with >70% stenosis to best medical therapy vs. carotid artery stenting. If you have patients that fit the eligibility criteria for this trial, please refer the patient to C-PAD for evaluation.