Microvascular complications, along with PAD directly associated with amputation: @CircAHA @VascularSVS @APMA

Important work from Josh Beckman and coworkers in Circulation.

The data, taken from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study, suggest that microvascular disease (retinopathy/neuropathy/nephropathy) alone is associated with a 3.7-fold greater risk of amputation. When combined with peripheral artery disease (PAD), the risk rises to 22.7-fold increased risk.

David G. Armstrong

Dedicated to amputation prevention, wound healing, diabetic foot, biotechnology and the intersection between medical devices and consumer electronics.

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