Healio: AHA: ‘Thorough evaluation of limb perfusion’ critical in CLI

The American Heart Association released a scientific statement outlining the options for perfusion assessment in patients with critical limb ischemia.

“A thorough evaluation of limb perfusion is important in the diagnosis of CLI because it can not only enable timely diagnosis, but also reduce unnecessary invasive procedures in patients with adequate blood flow or among those with other causes for ulcers, including venous, neuropathic or pressure changes,” Sanjay Misra, MD, FAHA, radiologist at Mayo Clinic and chair of the writing committee, and colleagues wrote.

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