Endovascular therapy: is it effective in the diabetic limb?

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Reducing the risk of lower extremity amputation in diabetics is a top priority. To make progress in this area, we must bring all options to bear in the treatment of diabetic peripheral vascular disease. The "endovascular promise" of lower morbidity, while attaining the primary clinical goal (in this case, limb salvage), was late to arrive in the treatment of the ischemic diabetic lower extremity. This is due to complex and severe lesion morphologies requiring treatment, as well as the complexity of the vascular disease and the clinical scenario in diabetic critical limb ischemia. Although not without remaining challenges, significant strides have been made in the last 5 years that have increased the role of endovascular therapy in this setting.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pedrajas, FG; Cafasso, DE; Schneider, PA

Published Date

  • June 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 93 - 101

PubMed ID

  • 22817859

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-4518

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.semvascsurg.2012.04.006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States