The lack of cardiovascular risk factor management in patients with critical limb ischaemia

J. Bismuth, L. Klitfod, H. Sillesen

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Abstract

Aim: to define the level of management of cardiovascular risk factors in patients treated for critical limb ischaemia in a vascular surgical setting. Materials and Methods: retrospective review of all (n = 147) patients operated on for critical lower extremity ischaemia in 1998. We included pre- and postoperative cardiac events. Results: only eight (5%) (95% CI; 2-9) were on lipid lowering treatment and 58 (39%) (95% CI; 31-47) using acetylsalicylic acid. Conclusions: only a minority of patients operated on for CLI were receiving adequate cardiovascular risk factor modification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Medical management
  • Peripheral arterial disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Surgery

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