Our PAD, CLI, & Cardiovascular  Services

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Peripheral Artery Disease

We are passionate about treating Peripheral Artery Disease and its advanced form, Critical Limb Ischemia. When left untreated, PAD causes severe blocking of the arteries in the lower extremities, limiting – or even stopping – blood flow. Too often when this happens, an amputation is recommended. At CVCNM, we believe in the power of second opinions and saying NO to amputation.

What is PAD?

Peripheral Artery Disease, or PAD, begins with problems in the arteries, which are large vessels that carry blood through the body. While artery problems can occur in almost all parts of the body, PAD typically involves narrowing in the arteries of the legs and feet. In rare cases, the arms and hands can be affected, too.


  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Smoking
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • 50 or older
  • Family history of heart disease or stroke


  • Cramping or aching in your hip, thigh or calf muscles after activities like walking or climbing stairs
  • Leg numbness or weakness
  • Leg coolness
  • Sores on your toes, feet or legs that won’t heal
  • Skin discoloration on your legs and/or feet
  • No pulse or a weak pulse in your legs or feet
  • Erectile dysfunction in men


Heart & Legs

A healthy cardiovascular system is essential in keeping you active, mobile and enjoying life. Led by Dr. Roberto A. Corpus, our team of cardiovascular specialists is here to help you prevent and treat venous disease and heart disease.

Our multi-disciplinary approach to care means you can rely on our experienced team for all your needs. From ongoing health management to life-limiting diseases, we’re ready to serve you.

We take cardiovascular care to heart

Our highly personalized cardiac services help you take care of not only you heart, but your life. We support our patients through focused care, aggressive treatment and practical solutions. We use state-of-the-art technology and tools for our private, in-office tests and procedures.


  • Arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat)
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart valve disease
  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure), including difficult to control high BP
  • Preventative cardiology
  • Syncope

We’re very serious about vascular care

Venous disease has wide-ranging outcomes – from discomfort while walking to amputation. Keeping your veins healthy is critical in maintaining your mobility and overall health. Our team of endovascular specialists led by Dr. Roberto A. Corpus are ready to help you from prevention to intervention when it comes to maintaining your vascular health.


  • Amputation prevention
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), blood clot in the leg or legs
  • Discoloration of legs
  • Leg pain
  • Leg swelling
  • Limb salvage
  • Mesenteric ischemia (blockage in the arteries that supply the stomach)
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Renal artery stenosis
  • Varicose veins and venous insufficiency
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Venous compression/May-Thurner Syndrome

What is CLI?

Critical Limb Ischemia, or CLI, is a condition that includes severe blockages in the arteries of the lower leg, typically in the ankle or foot. CLI is a severe form of PAD. CLI can get worse and cause an urgent problem. If you have a wound, it may not heal, leading to gangrene.


  • 54% of amputations are from vascular disease.
  • 48% of patients over 65 years old die within the first year after a major amputation and 71% die within three years.
  • Patients who undergo an amputation are more likely to suffer from a second one in the future.
  • Black Americans are 4X more likely than their white counterparts to undergo an amputation.
  • Latinx patients with PAD are 80% more likely to treat vascular disease in the emergency room than through preventive treatment.
  • The American Heart Association Is challenging health care professionals to decrease nontraumatic leg amputations by 20% by 2030.
  • Caring for patients with PAD costs our health system approximately $4 billion annually.

Patient Education PDFS

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