Acute limb ischemia

Zehra Jaffery, Stanley N. Thornton, Christopher J. White

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9 Scopus citations


Acute limb ischemia is a medical emergency with management options ranging from urgent revascularization to limb amputation. The best patient outcome requires tailoring the treatment to the individual patient. This article describes a step-by-step approach for diagnosis and management of patients presenting with acute limb ischemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-234
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • Embolism
  • Ischemia
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Jaffery, Z., Thornton, S. N., & White, C. J. (2011). Acute limb ischemia. American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 342(3), 226-234.