An analysis of the outcomes of a decade of experience with lower extremity revascularization including limb salvage, lengths of stay, and safety
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Peripheral Vascular Diseases
Vascular Surgical Procedures
Although patients today, whether treated for claudication or CLI, have more comorbidities, the rates of amputation, the procedural morbidity and mortality, and LOS have all significantly decreased. Other variables, including changes in medical management and wound care, undoubtedly are important, but this change appears to be largely due to the widespread and successful use of endovascular LER or to earlier intervention, or both, driven by the safety of these techniques.