Systemic atherosclerosis and its risk factors are present in the majority of patients with critical limb ischemia. Aggressive medical therapy is an immediate and necessary part of the work-up and management of these patients and will involve a multidisciplinary approach. Risk stratification based on a patient's current clinical cardiovascular condition is important in determining the most appropriate and safe intervention and will allow both the patient and physician to make an informed decision regarding risk- and cost-benefits of treatment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2012|
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