Potentially Preventable Amputation Hospitalizations

Cardiovascular Health Indicator
Measure: Potentially Preventable Amputation Hospitalizations

Indicator Date of Most Recent Measure Current Measure Trend
Age-adjusted rate of hospitalization among adults with cardiovascular disease for lower-extremity amputations (eg. ankle, foot, and leg, but excluding toes) 2017 11.5


  • Lower-extremity amputations are among the most serious consequences of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). PAD narrows the arteries in the legs, which limits blood flow to the muscles. People with diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, and people who smoke have a higher risk of developing PAD.
  • In 2017, there were 553 hospitalizations of Minnesotans which included cardiovascular disease-related lower-extremity amputation, or a rate of 11.5 hospitalizations per 100,000 people.
  • The total number of cardiovascular disease-related lower-extremity amputations and rate of hospitalization has declined from 2006 through 2017.
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Updated Thursday, 22-Aug-2019 09:08:00 CDT