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Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 Jan;38:191-205. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2016.08.001. Epub 2016 Aug 26.

Key Concepts in Critical Limb Ischemia: Selected Proceedings from the 2015 Vascular Interventional Advances Meeting.

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1
Interventional Institute, Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck, NJ. Electronic address: rundbacks@optonline.net.
2
Department of Vascular Surgery, VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System and University of Colorado, Denver, CO.
3
The Advisory Board Company, Washington, D.C.
4
Cardiovascular Center, Kansai Rosai Hospital, Amagasaki, Japan.
5
Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
6
Department of Vascular Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
7
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA.
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Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
9
Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Baptist Hospital of Miami, Miami, FL.
10
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

Abstract

Over 500,000 patients each year are diagnosed with critical limb ischemia (CLI), the most severe form of peripheral artery disease. CLI portends a grim prognosis; half the patients die from a cardiovascular cause within 5 years, a rate that is 5 times higher than a matched population without CLI. In 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services paid approximately $3.6 billion for claims submitted by hospitals for inpatient and outpatient care delivered to patients with CLI. Although significant advances in diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of patients with CLI have been made, many challenges remain. In this article, we summarize selected presentations from the 2015 Vascular Interventional Advances Conference related to the modern demographics, diagnosis, and management of patients with CLI.

PMID:
27569717
DOI:
10.1016/j.avsg.2016.08.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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