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What are complications of peripheral artery disease?

 

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In rare cases, the decreased circulation to the extremities characteristic of peripheral artery disease can lead to open sores that do not heal, ulcers, gangrene, or other injuries to the extremities. These areas that do not receive adequate blood flow are also more prone to develop infections, and in extreme cases, amputation may be necessary.

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