Revascularization of Acute Limb Ischemia

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Budi Yuli Setianto
Ahmad Faisal


Acute limb ischemia (ALI) is a medical emergency which can lead to loss of limb and even death. The outcomes are depending on the immediacy and completeness of revascularization or reperfusion. Generally, the considered a golden period in the management ALI is 6 hours. Unfortunately, the handling of patients with ALI is often too late. Currently there are several methods of revascularization such as thrombolysis (catheter directed thrombolysis), percutaneous and open surgical mechanical thrombectomy. The selection method where is the best revascularization remains controversial. Some research suggest that outcomes did not differ between thrombolysis and surgical therapy.

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