Lower Extremity Amputation Risk Factors Associated with Elevated Ankle Brachial Indices and Radiographic Arterial Calcification

An elevated ankle brachial index (ABI) resulting from medial artery calcification, or Mönckeberg’s arteriosclerosis, is commonly seen in patients with diabetes mellitus or end-stage renal disease. Recent data have found an association between elevated ABIs and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality

An elevated ankle brachial index (ABI) resulting from medial artery calcification, or Mönckeberg’s arteriosclerosis, is commonly seen in patients with diabetes mellitus or end-stage renal disease. Recent data have found an association between elevated ABIs and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality

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Lower Extremity Amputation Risk Factors Associated with Elevated Ankle Brachial Indices and Radiographic Arterial Calcification