Diabetes increases the incidence and severity of limb ischemia approximately from 50 to 100. Diabetic peripheral arterial disease often affects distal limb vessels, such as the tibial and peroneal arteries, limiting the potential for collateral vessel development and reducing options for revasculari- zation. As such, patients with diabetes are more likely to develop symptomatic forms of the disease, such as intermittent claudication and critical limb ischemia, and undergo amputation. For patients aged 65 to 74 years, diabetes heightens the risk of amputation more than 20-fold, putting these patients at great risk for limb loss. We report the results of our center on a case relating to diabe- tic patients in critical ischemia of lower vessels trea- ted by PTA of distal arteries in the prospective of saving the limb from amputation.

PTA dei tronchi tibiali nei pazienti diabetici

LA ROSA, ANTONIO LUIGI;MOIA, ROBERTO
2010

Abstract

Diabetes increases the incidence and severity of limb ischemia approximately from 50 to 100. Diabetic peripheral arterial disease often affects distal limb vessels, such as the tibial and peroneal arteries, limiting the potential for collateral vessel development and reducing options for revasculari- zation. As such, patients with diabetes are more likely to develop symptomatic forms of the disease, such as intermittent claudication and critical limb ischemia, and undergo amputation. For patients aged 65 to 74 years, diabetes heightens the risk of amputation more than 20-fold, putting these patients at great risk for limb loss. We report the results of our center on a case relating to diabe- tic patients in critical ischemia of lower vessels trea- ted by PTA of distal arteries in the prospective of saving the limb from amputation.
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