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Critical Limb Ischemia

2009 Edition, June 24, 2009

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ISBN: 978-1-4200-8190-9
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  • Revision: 2009 Edition, June 24, 2009
  • Published Date: June 24, 2009
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 354
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:


Critical limb ischemia (CLI) has emerged as a major international public health challenge that has so far only partially been met. CLI remains an undertreated condition with highly morbid outcomes. Fortunately, the management of CLI has recently improved significantly as new treatment options have been developed and the disease process has become the focus of renewed interest and attention on the part of the medical community and society at large. The management of CLI will likely mature significantly in the next few years, and this will be to the great advantage of current and future vascular patients who face the potential of disability, amputation, and death that has traditionally been associated with CLI.

The area of CLI diagnosis and treatment is experiencing an explosion in interest by multiple specialties. New techniques have come on line, new medications are available, and new information about how bad this problem really is has surfaced. However, an optimal overall approach to CLI has not yet crystallized. Most published material on CLI is available only on a specialty-by-specialty basis, and approaches vary substantially. There is minimal cross-pollination between specialties and continents, and there is no one book that collates all available treatments in an effort to derive a multidisciplinary approach. Because many questions remain unanswered in this endeavor, we have gathered and summarized the knowledge that has accumulated to date by various specialties involved in CLI detection, evaluation, and management by all means. It is the aim of the book to provide a practical and multidisciplinary guide to CLI. We invited a broad array of international opinion leaders and respected experts from a variety of disciplines including cardiology, radiology, vascular medicine, and vascular surgery. This book provides comprehensive and latest available information in a field that is growing rapidly. Diverse aspects of CLI are covered, including demographic and public health issues, diagnosis, bedside evaluation, risk factor management, diagnostic evaluation, medical treatment, endovascular and open surgical management, amputation, and long-term follow-up and management.

We believe that the management of CLI, while having made great strides recently, is poised for dramatic near-term progress. Many diverse areas of knowledge will be put into day-to-day practice. By offering a practical guide for a multidisciplinary approach to CLI, we hope to contribute to this process.