CLI

To Diagnose Critical Limb Ischemia, Look to the Toe as Well as the Ankle

“What we’re saying now is that any patient with a lower extremity ulcer needs to have at least a toe pressure taken, regardless of whether their arteries are compressible or noncompressible,” he explains. “Yet despite better sensitivity, even toe pressure is accurate only 60 percent of the time. So we desperately need more accurate measurements for perfusion assessment in patients with CLI.”

Source: To Diagnose Critical Limb Ischemia, Look to the Toe as Well as the Ankle