Promoting an increased awareness and standardized approaches in diagnosing and treating peripheral artery disease


Revascularization in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia

Noticeably, the discussion around revascularization in the patient with critical limb ischemia (CLI) is quite different than with claudication. Revascularization is one component of the coordinated, multi-disciplinary effort to minimize loss of tissue, achieve complete wound healing, preserve the function of the lower-extremity, and reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Assuming the limb is salvageable, the patient should be revascularized.