PAD amputations drop as use of revascularization rises

06/5/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A Mayo Clinic study found that the rate of amputations for peripheral arterial disease fell over a 20-year period while rates for revascularization rose. The study of 773 Minnesota residents from 1990 to 2009 also found a marked decrease in surgery for limb ischemia, coupled with an increase in endovascular and hybrid procedures.

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