chronic limb-threatening ischaemia

Distal venous arterialisation for ‘no-option’ chronic limb-threatening ischaemia

March 29, 2022

Abstract Chronic limb-threatening ischaemia (CLTI), defined as significant peripheral arterial disease causing ischaemic rest pain and/or tissue loss, is associated with a high amputation and mortality rate. Avoiding amputation in CLTI is crucial and restoration of blood flow is usually achieved using endovascular or open surgical revascularisation. However, significant occlusion of the distal limb vasculature […]

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The Vascular PAD-QIF CQUIN: what is it, why is it important, what does it mean for vascular units?

March 29, 2022

The Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) indicators for 2022/23 were recently published by NHS England and for the first time include a vascular indicator, the “Achievement of revascularisation standards for lower limb ischaemia”.1 This is great news and will drive quality improvement for patients with chronic limb-threatening ischaemia (CLTI). In this editorial we describe […]

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