What are the Symptoms of Critical Limb Ischemia? [Dr. Herman]

Q: What are the Symptoms of Critical Limb Ischemia?

A: Symptoms of Peripheral Arterial Disease and its most end-stage form of CLI can include pain upon walking, and more specifically, at the CLI stage, which is the end stage of the disease, pain at rest. Sometimes while just sleeping in your bed you need to hang your legs over the side of the bed in order to get blood flow to them.

The problem of the disease – there’s a lack of blood flow. Patients can develop non-healing wounds on their lower extremities, and blood flow needs to get to those wounds. One of the other manifestations is non-healing wounds, which can then progress onto gangrene.

More videos from the interview with Dr. Herman of the NJ Endovascular and Amputation Center as he explains the symptoms and risk factors of Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI):

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