American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

V42N8: Vascular Surgery, Part II

Recommended Reading

Blecha MJ. Critical limb ischemia. Surg Clin North Am. 2013;93(4):789-812, viii.

    This is a useful review article that summarizes important features of the diagnosis and management of critical limb ischemia.

Conte MS. Critical appraisal of surgical revascularization for critical limb ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2013;57(2 Suppl):8S-13S. Free Full Text

    Conte provides data comparing open and endovascular approaches for management of patients with severe ischemic disease of the lower extremity.

Creager MA, Kaufman JA, Conte MS. Clinical practice. Acute limb ischemia. N Engl J Med. 2012;366(23):2198-2206.

    This review article provides valuable guidance relevant to the management of acute ischemic events involving the lower extremity.

Hiramoto JS, Owens CD, Kim JM, et al. Sex-based differences in the inflammatory profile of peripheral artery disease and the association with primary patency of lower extremity vein bypass grafts. J Vasc Surg. 2012;56(2):387-395. Free Full Text

    The authors provide data supporting the role of persistent inflammation and adverse events following vein bypass revascularization.

Hong MS, Beck AW, Nelson PR. Emerging national trends in the management and outcomes of lower extremity peripheral arterial disease. Ann Vasc Surg. 2011;25(1):44-54.

    The authors review data showing increasing use of endovascular interventions for management of ischemic disease of the lower extremity.

Vartanian SM, Conte MS. Surgical intervention for peripheral arterial disease. Circ Res. 2015;116(9):1614-1628. Free Full Text

    This is a valuable review article dealing with the management of symptomatic peripheral arterial disease.