Impact of wound blush as an angiographic end point of endovascular therapy for patients with critical limb ischemia.

@article{Utsunomiya2012ImpactOW,
  title={Impact of wound blush as an angiographic end point of endovascular therapy for patients with critical limb ischemia.},
  author={Makoto Utsunomiya and Masato Nakamura and Mami Nakanishi and Takurou Takagi and Hidehiko Hara and Kiyoshi Onishi and Tetsuro Yamada and Kaoru Sugi},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={113-21}
}
OBJECTIVES Several reports have been published of the acceptable patency and limb salvage rates after infrapopliteal interventions for the treatment of critical limb ischemia (CLI). However, the optimal angiographic end point of endovascular therapy (EVT) remains unclear. This study assessed the relationship between the appearance of wound blush as an angiographic end point and the limb salvage rate in patients with CLI. METHODS "Wound blush" was defined as contrast opacification of the… CONTINUE READING