Importance of the angiosome concept for endovascular therapy in patients with critical limb ischemia.

@article{Iida2010ImportanceOT,
  title={Importance of the angiosome concept for endovascular therapy in patients with critical limb ischemia.},
  author={Osamu Iida and Shinsuke Nanto and Masaaki Uematsu and Kuniyasu Ikeoka and Shin Okamoto and Tomoharu Dohi and M. Fujita and Hiroto Terashi and Seiki Nagata},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2010},
  volume={75 6},
  pages={830-6}
}
OBJECTIVE We investigated the role of the angiosome concept in endovascular therapy (EVT) for limb salvage. BACKGROUND The angiosome concept is clinically useful in bypass surgery for critical limbs ischemia (CLI). However, comparison with direct and indirect flow to the site of ulceration based on angiosome concept regarding freedom from amputation has not been systematically studied for the patient with CLI undergoing EVT. METHODS We analyzed 203 limbs in 177 consecutive patients (male… CONTINUE READING