Acute Lower Extremity Ischemia
Acute lower extremity ischemia is a medical emergency. Appropriate clinical history, physical exam, and diagnostic tests using Doppler ultrasound thus need to be adopted to reach the correct diagnosis and start management immediately. Viable limbs can be managed with anticoagulation, followed by revascularization. However, in case of threatened limbs, limb salvage using both anticoagulation and revascularization is the treatment of choice.
KeywordsCritical limb ischemia Acute limb ischemia ALI Revascularization Thrombolysis Thrombectomy
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