Critical Limb Ischaemia

Wikis > Peripheral Vascular Disease > Critical Limb Ischaemia

1.4% of those with arterial insufficiency progress too CLI per year.
Risk greater for those who smoke and/or have diabetes mellitus
Have history of worsening claudication and night rest pain.

Management:
Pain relief from:
• analgesics
• prostacyclins (eg Iloprost)
• lumbar sympathectomy
• dorsal column stimulation

Surgical revascularisation

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