Northside Cherokee 2 nd Annual CV Summit. Scott R. Beach, MD FACC. Peripheral Arterial Disease. Affects over 8 million Americans Affects 12% of the general population and 20% of those > 70 years old Prevalence continues to increase as baby boomer generation ages. Critical Limb Ischemia.
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Scott R. Beach, MD FACC
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