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Prevalence of lower limb amputation in Philippine Heart Center, a 3-year experience, 1999-2001.


Ma. Teresa B. Abola,
Gerardo S. Manzo,

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Department of Adult Cardiology - Peripheral Vascular - Philippine Heart Center

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Research Project


This is a retrospective study which analyzed the 34 lower limb amputations done in 30 patients in Philippine Heart Center from 1999-2001, altogether 18 male and 12 females. Of the 30 amputees, mean age was 66.5 years. Diabetics form 57% of the group, smokers comprise 70% and those with coronary artery disease 73%. 66% were private patients and 33.3% were service cases. A total of 22 above-knee amputation (AKA) was done and 12 below-knee amputation (BKA). Of the vascular procedure and events preceding the amputations, failed revascularization were seen in 6 patients, previous embolectomy in 11 and fasciotomy secondary to compartment syndrome in 5 patients. . In hospital survival is 66.65 with mortality rate of 33.3%. Majority expired secondary to sepsis.

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Philippine Heart Center Medical Library CRF.R.015.02 Fulltext Print Format

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