High hemoglobin A1c associated with increased adverse limb events in peripheral arterial disease patients undergoing revascularization.
- Shipra Arya,
- Zachary O Binney,
- Anjali Khakharia,
- Chandler A Long,
- Luke P Brewster,
- Peter W Wilson,
- William D Jordan,
- Yazan Duwayri
J Vasc Surg 2017 Aug 22. Epub 2017 Aug 22.
Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga.
Objective: Diabetes and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are independently associated with increased risk of amputation. However, the effect of poor glycemic control on adverse limb events has not been studied. We examined the effects of poor glycemic control (high hemoglobin A1c level) on the risk of amputation and modified major adverse limb events (mMALEs) after lower extremity revascularization. Read More