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McKnight’s: Invasive limb procedures can be avoided in people with poor blood flow and related ulcers

Aug 13, 2019

Accurate noninvasive limb perfusion assessment is vital for prompt diagnosis and prevention of unnecessary invasive procedures for patients with inadequate blood flow and related ulcers. That’s according to a recent American Heart Association scientific statement.

Thorough evaluation of limb perfusion includes the ankle-brachial index, toe-brachial index and other perfusion technologies. Telemedicine technology also may provide better access to care, the authors said. They also pointed to differences in comorbidities and presence of critical limb ischemia among patients of different ethnicities, which can make diagnosis and management more challenging.

Click here to see the full article on the McKnight’s website. 

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