An analysis of the outcomes of a decade of experience with lower extremity revascularization including limb salvage, lengths of stay, and safety Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Amputation
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • Ischemia
  • Limb Salvage
  • Lower Extremity
  • Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • April 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvs.2009.10.102

PubMed ID

  • 20045618

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 878

end page

  • 85, 885.e1

volume

  • 51

number

  • 4