Total Endovascular Series: Lower Extremity II and Limb Salvage
March 6 - 8, 2014
Houston Methodist Hospital
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Alan B. Lumsden, MD
Mark G. Davies, MD, Phd, MBA
Lower extremity arterial occlusive disease leading to rest pain and tissue loss continues to increase and the need for education and training in limb salvage is apparent. As a result of the recognition of the need for effective and rapid response to lower extremity critical limb ischemia, limb salvage programs have been developed to offer a multidisciplinary, multimodality approach to the treatment of these patients. These programs have as their primary goal appropriate and rational interventions in the affected limb, coupled to remediation of the cardiovascular risk present in these patients. This symposium is designed to outline the current approaches to the care of the patient needing limb salvage, including systemic risk factor modification, advanced endoluminal and open intervention, advanced wound care, care of special at-risk groups and the new frontier of gene and cell therapy to allow for distal vascular recovery in the patient with no other treatment options.
Cardiovascular surgeons, radiologists, interventional cardiologists, fellows, residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses in the above specialties and their staff.
Didactic lectures, case presentations, panel discussions, question and answer
- Evaluate the patient with critical limb ischemia
- Describe the treatment algorithm for Limb Salvage
- Enumerate the complications of Limb Salvage
- Recognize the patient with critical limb ischemia and understand its therapy: Endovascular therapy, Open surgery, Gene and Cell based therapy
- Formulate a Limb Salvage disease management plan and reimbursement strategy
This live activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Houston Methodist Office of Continuing Medical Education
6565 Fannin, MGJ9-004
Houston, Texas 77030