Earlier this month, the New York Times reported on a concerning trend – unnecessary atherectomies are putting patients at an increased risk of amputation. The procedure, used to treat peripheral artery disease, deploys metal blades to remove plaque from artery walls. Its use has nearly doubled in Medicare patients over the last decade, and a significant portion of this volume has shifted to outpatient settings, namely vascular clinics.
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