Arterial circulatory disease is one of the leading causes of death in the industrial nations to-day.
In almost 90% of the cases arteriosclerosis is the cause. In the Federal Republic of Germany approx. 150,000 people die per year due to arteriosclerotic vascular changes. Additional, this disease leads to approx. 30,000 leg amputations per year. These numbers enhance the seri-ousness of arteriosclerotic diseases.
Michael J. Hutter, M.D. answers questions concerning the subject of peripheral artery occlusive diseases