Chronic Lower Extremity Ischemia
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The diagnosis and clinical management of chronic limb ischemia are based on proper assessment of patient symptoms and signs as noted from the history and physical exam. Ankle-brachial index is the best initial test to confirm diagnosis of chronic ischemia. The final management strategy is based on further diagnostic/invasive tests and includes both endovascular and open revascularization options.
KeywordsChronic limb ischemia Revascularization Gangrene Arterial occlusion
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