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Definition, epidemiology, and pathophysiology of critical limb ischemia

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The evaluation and treatment of critical leg ischemia has been the concern of doctors from a wide range of traditional medical specialities that includes general and vascular surgery, angiology, diabetology, cardiology, hematology, and radiology, depending on both the local circumstances and national traditions.

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  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease
  • Erythrocyte Aggregation
  • Total Blood Flow

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“Man is as old as his arteries and the arteries of men with critical leg ischaemia are very old. Treating such patients with severe leg ischaemia is unglamorous and ultimately a losing battle.”

John Dormandy

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Diehm, C. (1994). Definition, epidemiology, and pathophysiology of critical limb ischemia. In: Horsch, S., Claeys, L. (eds) Spinal Cord Stimulation. Steinkopff. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-48441-4_8

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