Peripheral Artery Disease is causing many avoidable amputations

Peripheral artery disease measuring for patient ankle brachial index (ABI) test
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Nearly 20 million Americans are suffering from a disease that could lead to amputation and sometimes death.

Peripheral Artery Disease is a chronic circulatory condition that reduces blood flow to the legs. An estimated 200,000 people – disproportionately from minority communities – undergo avoidable amputations every year.

Dr. Jennifer Jones-McMeans, PhD, Divisional Vice President of Global Clinical Affairs at Abbott Vascular, which is developing a new therapy to treat PAD, discusses the signs and symptoms of PAD and how Abbott Vascular is improving access for underserved communities to participate in clinical trials.

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Dr. Jennifer Jones-McMeans - Peripheral Artery Disease
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