Jose “Pepe” Alvarez, Jr., M.D. Memorial Lecture on Vascular Disease: How Far Should We Go with the Endovascular Treatment of CLI in the Era of Health Care Reform? An Endocompetent Vascular Surgeon’s View
One year after diagnosis of critical limb ischemia (CLI), 25% of patients have died, 30% are alive with amputations, 20% have ongoing symptoms and 25% have symptoms resolved. In managing CLI, the goals are pain relief and the restoration of skin integrity and function. Key interventions include reducing cardiovascular risk factors and healing ulcers. Quality of life and operative risk are important factors in determining whether limb salvage is possible, whether amputation is required, or whether palliative care might be the better option. Dr. Bruce Perler will assess all management and interventional options, as well as discuss the new models for reimbursement that could impact patient care.
Cardiologists, Vascular Surgeons, Interventional Radiologists, Interventional Cardiologists, Primary Care Physicians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, General Internists, Podiatrists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacist, Respiratory Therapists and other interested healthcare providers.
- Effectively identify patients with critical limb ischemia who are candidates for infrainguinal bypass surgery.
- Assess the effectiveness of angioplasty and stenting in the management of patients with critical limb ischemia.
- Analyze how new models of reimbursement might impact the management of patients with critical limb ischemia.
Bruce Alan Perler, M.D., M.B.A.
Julius H. Jacobson II, Professor of Surgery
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Bruce Alan Perler, M.D., M.B.A. has indicated that he has no relevant financial relationships to disclose and that his discussion will not include mention of investigational or off-label usage.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 General certificate of attendance
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
- 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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