Critical limb ischemia: An update for interventional radiologists

Nicholas F. Brazeau, Erique G. Pinto, Harlan B. Harvey, George R. Oliveira, Benjamin J. Pomerantz, Stephan Wicky, Rahmi Oklu

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Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is a growing epidemic with bleak patient outcomes. A variety of treatment modalities have been adopted to address CLI based on comorbidities, life expectancy, and the nature of the arterial disease. With advances in technology and treatment strategies, the clinical outcomes of CLI patients have significantly improved over recent years. However, despite progress, patency rates of both surgical and endovascular interventions, limb-salvage and amputation rates are still dismal. We review the epidemiology, treatment strategies, imaging modalities, and the microcirculation aspect of CLI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-180
Number of pages8
JournalDiagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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