A single center’s 15-year experience with palliative limb care for chronic limb threatening ischemia in frail patients

Our institution’s multidisciplinary Prevention of Amputation in Veterans Everywhere (PAVE) program allocates veterans with critical limb threatening ischemia (CLTI) to immediate revascularization, conservative, primary amputation or palliative limb care based on previously published criteria. These four groups align with the approaches outlined by the Global Guidelines for management of CLTI. The current study delineates the natural history of the palliative limb care group of patients and quantifies procedural risks and outcomes … read more

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