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Critical limb ischemia.
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PMID:  17484818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is the most severe manifestation of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Without timely recognition, appropriate diagnosis, and revascularization, patients with CLI are at risk for amputation or potentially fatal complications. The past decade has seen substantial growth in endovascular CLI therapies and options now exist for treating long-segment lower-extremity arterial occlusive disease, but surgical bypass may yield more durable results. Patients who are younger, more active, and at low risk for surgery may have better outcomes with an operation. Surgical treatment is also indicated for failures of endovascular therapy, which may include early technical failures or later occlusion after placement of stents or other interventions.
David L Dawson; Joseph L Mills
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current treatment options in cardiovascular medicine     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1092-8464     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815942     Medline TA:  Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-70     Citation Subset:  -    
UC Davis Vascular Center, 4860 Y Street, ACC Building, Suite 3400, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA. david.dawson@ucdmc.ucdavis.ed.
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