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AHA: Spotting a severe circulation problem early can prevent amputations

from HealthDay

Having a limb amputated can be traumatic, yet experts say not enough is being done to prevent a common disease that can lead to limb loss. Critical limb ischemia, or CLI, is a severe form of peripheral artery disease, a narrowing of the arteries of the extremities that typically affects the legs. At least 6.8 million Americans ages 40 and older have peripheral artery disease. Among them, more than 1 percent develop critical limb ischemia. more

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