• Revascularization increased as mortality, amputation decreased in veterans with CLI

    8 days ago - By Healio

    The rates of mortality and major amputation have significantly decreased as the use of revascularization increased during the past decade in veterans with critical limb ischemia, according to a study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.
    “Patients with critical limb ischemia have advanced obstruction in their leg arteries, which puts them at a high risk of amputation,” Saket Girotra, MD, SM, assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, told Healio. “Such patients should be evaluated by
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