What are my chances of surviving peripheral arterial disease (PAD)?

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a known risk factor following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. A study has shown that the risk of death after CABG surgery is higher among black people with PAD.

The researchers found that the median survival for people with PAD was 9.2 years, compared to 15 years for people without PAD. They also found that while the median survival was 9.5 years for white people with PAD, it was 8.0 years for black people with PAD.

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