Acute limb ischemia is one of the most common challenging problems faced by the vascular surgeon. Despite the advanced surgical and critical care, the morbidity and mortality have remained unchanged for the last two decades. The mortality rate is greater than 25% secondary to comorbid medical problems and the amputation rate is about 20% in survivors.


Amputation Rate Arterial Bypass Native Artery Acute Limb Ischemia Acute Arterial Occlusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Y. Wong
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  1. 1.Department of Vascular SurgeryMichigan State University, Spectrum Health Butterworth HospitalGrand RapidsUSA

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