PAD Support: Reach Out and Connect

Know that you’re never alone. There are others who are living with peripheral artery disease (PAD) who have the same questions, doubts, and fears as you do. Explore our curated list of cardiovascular support groups where you can go to discuss topics relevant to PAD, its treatment, and cardiovascular health.

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A community for people to come together, find support and understanding, and share what works for them with others. features a thriving support community, blog, videos, newsletter, articles, and resources to help you actively manage the challenges of living with chronic illnesses like PAD.


A social network for health that allows people with similar health backgrounds to take on day-to-day health concerns together. Through HealthUnlocked, patients, caregivers, and health advocates can connect safely online with guidance from credible organizations and institutions. Simply sign up, join a group, and find or share information about conditions, symptoms, treatments, and health services.

A large, vibrant online health community, where thousands of conversations on hundreds of conditions take place each day. Join the millions of patients who participate in this community to receive guidance, motivation, and support from peers and experts.

AHA Support Network

This support network from the American Heart Association lets you share your story and connect with other people who have PAD, find answers to your questions, and learn more about your condition.


The American College of Cardiology offers an up-to-date, authoritative resource for people living with PAD to help prevent, treat, and manage their condition. In addition to information about PAD, you can also find guides to help you understand who’s who on your care team and how to interpret clinical studies, as well as the latest news and events related to PAD.


Inspire is a health support and discussion platform where you can find information about PAD and join groups to chat with others about specific topics such as symptoms, stent procedures, and more.

Mended Hearts

A dynamic community for people with cardiovascular disease and their families to connect, learn, and discuss—whether it’s online or through local chapter meetings, attending events, or participating in volunteer opportunities.

WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

A support network for women living with and at risk for heart disease. Its mission is to ensure that every woman has access to prevention and early detection, accurate diagnosis, and proper treatment.