This narrative review summarizes recent advances in understanding the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of critical limb ischemia.
This cohort study investigates whether a program that focuses on 8 major guideline-recommended risk-management therapies reduces cardiovascular and limb events in patients with peripheral arterial disease.
This special communication tells the story of Mary Edwards Walker, a surgeon in the Civil War.
In a retrospective cohort study of 18 463 US Medicare patients who underwent a major peripheral arterial disease–related amputation during the period between 2003 and 2010, Goodney and coauthors test the hypothesis that higher regional spending on vascular care is associated with lower amputation rates for patients with severe peripheral arterial disease.
Durazzo and colleagues investigated the amputation disparity between white and nonwhite patients with critical lower extremity ischemia using a larger data set than previous studies, with a focus on the role of confounding factors such as access and hospital resources. Karl Ilig, MD, provides an invited commentary.