Microvascular disease elevates risk for amputation

Regardless of where it resided in the body and whether it was concomitant with peripheral artery disease, microvascular disease was associated with elevated risk for amputation, researchers reported.
“This study advances the idea that microvascular disease is a system-wide disorder rather than only affecting one part of the body,” Joshua A. Beckman, MD, professor of medicine and director of vascular medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said in a press release. “PAD (in the legs) has long been considered a sign that a patient likely also has narrowed arteries

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