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

John H. Rundback, Ehrin J. Armstrong, Brian Contos, Osamu Iida, Donald Jacobs, Michael R. Jaff, Alan H. Matsumoto, Joseph L. Mills, Miguel Montero-Baker, Constantino Pena, Alexander Tallian, Masaaki Uematsu, Luke R. Wilkins, Mehdi H. Shishehbor

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-205
Number of pages15
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Volume38
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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