Elizabeth17
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Elizabeth17, June 5,  2020  3:20pm EST

HOW RACE AFFECTS RISK OF MAJOR AMPUTATION IN PAD PATIENTS

https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/jaha.117.007425

Race and Socioeconomic Status Independently Affect Risk of Major Amputation in Peripheral Artery Disease

"Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a global pandemic affecting 8 million to 10 million adults in the United States and >200 million people worldwide.1 Black patients have a 2‐ to 3‐fold higher prevalence of PAD than white patients.2 A number of studies have shown black race to be a significant risk factor for amputation in PAD"

 

I invite you to read this very interesting article! What are your thoughts?

 

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