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Critical Limb Ischemia

Diagnosis and Treatment: An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Svante Horsch
  • Luc Claeys
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Epidemiology of critical limb ischemia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. C. Wautrecht, P. Lefebvre, C. Galle, G. Vincent, S. Motte, J. P. Dereume
      Pages 13-17
  3. Conservative management of critical limb ischemia

  4. Assessment of microcirculation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
  5. Angioplasty

  6. Angioplasty and combined procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. H. Nigbur, K. Ktenidis, L. Claeys, S. Horsch
      Pages 95-97
    3. L. De Kock, F. Ameye, J. De Roose, F. Vermassen
      Pages 99-103
    4. B. Steckmeier, A. Parzhuber, C. Reininger, F. A. Spengel, C. Wolfertz, G. Küffer et al.
      Pages 105-114

About these proceedings


Chronic critical limb ischemia remains one of the most frequent causes of illness and hospitalization in the western world. Interest in critical limb ischemia has increased markedly in recent years. There have been significant achievements in diagnostic pro­ cedures as well as in the medical, invasive, and surgical treatment of patients with critical limb ischemia. Despite a considerable research effort, the pathophysiological mechanisms of critical limb ischemia in humans remains to be established. Prominent is the increasing interest in the microcirculation, as well as in the hemorheological, hemostatic and inflammatory changes which may promote critical limb ischemia. Further research is necessary to quantify the relevance of microcirculatory in­ vestigations in terms of predicting the prognosis or to evaluate the effects of new therapies. Our main task is to offer the patient the best possible therapy in order to avoid limb loss and to improve quality of life. The various methods of treatment, their suc­ cess rates, and their complications, must be carefully evaluated and discussed. This volume presents the complex field of diagnosis and treatment of critical limb ischemia. The diagnosis and treatment involves different specialists including angio­ logists, interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, plastic surgeons, diabeto­ logists, etc. Individual chapters have been written by Belgian and German experts in the various specialities, who present their own experience. We are very grateful that these experts have joined us to produce this book on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and rational therapy.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Svante Horsch
    • 1
  • Luc Claeys
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik für Allgemeinchirurgie — Gefäßchirurgie und TraumatologieKrankenhaus Porz am Rhein Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Universität zu KölnKölnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Book Subtitle Diagnosis and Treatment: An Interdisciplinary Approach
  • Editors Svante Horsch
    Luc Claeys
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Steinkopff-Verlag Darmstadt 1995
  • Publisher Name Steinkopff
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-7985-0968-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-72515-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 240
  • Number of Illustrations 46 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiac Surgery
    Vascular Surgery
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