The Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) Global Society's mission is to improve quality of life by preventing amputations and death due to CLI.

Determinants of Long-Term Outcomes and Costs in the Management of Critical Limb Ischemia: A Population-Based Cohort Study.

Mustapha JA1, Katzen BT2, Neville RF3, Lookstein RA4, Zeller T5, Miller LE6, Jaff MR7

J Am Heart Assoc.2018Aug21;7(16)

Findings from Recent Study by the CLI Global Society:

  • CLI is a serious problem that threatens both life and limb. Patients with CLI suffer poor long-term prognosis and generate high healthcare costs.
  • Revascularization and attempts to salvage the limb are effective in saving both limbs and reducing mortality.
  • Considerable efforts are needed to raise disease awareness and implement coding to better define and identify the disease.

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Worth an Arm and a Leg: The Critical Importance of Limb Ischemia 
Originally published 15 Aug 2018 Journal of the American Heart Association. 2018;7:e010093

 The CLI Global Society has done expansive work leading up to this publication and have intention of moving forward in obtaining recognition of CLI in the United States as a disease via a CLI-specific DRG designation.  We are engaging the government payer system to enact reform to improve care of patients suffering from this devastating disease.

Author information

1 Advanced Cardiac & Vascular Amputation Prevention Centers Grand Rapids MI.
2 Division of Interventional Radiology Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute Miami FL.
3 Division of Vascular Surgery Department of Surgery Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Falls Church VA.
4 Department of Radiology Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York NY.
5 Department of Angiology Universitäts-Herzzentrum Freiburg-Bad Krozingen Bad Krozingen Germany.
6 Miller Scientific Consulting Asheville NC.
7 Newton-Wellesley Hospital Newton MA.

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