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  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a condition that affects an estimated 20 million Americans.1
  • Patients with PAD who undergo amputation have significantly higher rates of mortality at 30 days, 1 year, and 3 years than patients with PAD who do not undergo amputation.2
  • 48% of patients over 65 years old die within the first year after a major amputation and 71% die within 3 years after a major amputation.3
  • PAD more commonly affects more women than men, yet women tend to develop symptoms of PAD in their 60s and 70s—a decade later than men.4
  • About 20% of people older than 75 are affected by PAD.5
  • Smoking increases the risk of developing PAD by three to five times.6
  • One in every three people over the age of 50 with diabetes is likely to have PAD.7
  • If you have heart disease, you have higher than a 30% chance of also having PAD.8
  • 50% of patients with PAD have cerebrovascular disease (CBVD).9
  • 60-90% of patients with PAD have coronary artery disease (CAD).10
  • 20-50% of PAD patients are asymptomatic and another 10-35% have claudication (pain caused by too little blood flow).11
  • 75% of the PAD deaths are due to cardiovascular disease.12