Beckman JA, Duncan MS, Damrauer SM, Wells QS, Barnett JV, Wasserman DH, Bedimo RJ, Butt AA, Marconi VC, Sico JJ, Tindle HA, Bonaca MP, Aday AW, Freiberg MS. Microvascular Disease, Peripheral Artery Disease, and Amputation. Circulation. 2019 Aug 6;140(140). 449-458. PMID: 31280589 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC6682431 NIHMSID: NIHMS1530602.
The mechanism of adverse limb events associated with peripheral artery disease remains incompletely understood. We investigated whether microvascular disease is associated with amputation in a large cohort of veterans to determine whether microvascular disease diagnosed in any location increases the risk of amputation alone and in concert with peripheral artery disease.