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Critical Limb Ischemia

Authors
Journal
Surgical Clinics of North America
0039-6109
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
93
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.suc.2013.04.006
Keywords
  • Acute Limb Ischemia
  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Lower Extremity Revascularization
  • Arterial Occlusive Disease
  • Lower Extremity Angioplasty
  • Pad
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Critical limb ischemia refers to the clinical state of advanced arterial occlusive disease, placing an extremity at risk for gangrene and limb loss. Critical limb ischemia has 2 broad clinical subcategories that are vital to differentiate: acute limb ischemia and chronic arterial occlusive disease. This article reviews the etiologies, diagnosis, and treatment of critical limb ischemia.

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