Critical Limb Ischemia —The Next Breakthrough or Failure for Vascular Specialists

Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is the most advanced peripheral artery disease and is associated with the most significant morbidity, mortality and healthcare resource utilization. CLI patients are also at risk for amputation in the absence of successful revascularization. Care remains inconsistent across the multiple medical specialties managing these patients. This course will delineate available minimally invasive surgical interventions to consider when managing patients with CLI to improve their quality of life. 

Target Audience

Cardiologists, Vascular Surgeons, Interventional Radiologists, Interventional Cardiologists, Primary Care Physicians, Orthopedic Surgeons, Emergency Medicine Physicians, General Internists and other interested healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

  • Define critical limb ischemia and assess prevalence and methods of diagnosis.
  • Review historical surgical approaches to the management of critical limb ischemia.
  • Analyze new strategies for minimally invasive methods of managing critical limb ischemia.
Additional information
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
10/01/2017
Course expires: 
10/01/2019

Michael R. Jaff, D.O.
President, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts 

Michael Jaff, D.O., has indicated that he is a consultant for Micell and Phylips-Volcano, a shareholder in Embolitech, PQ Bypass and Vascular Therapies; a non-compensated consultant for Abbott Vascular, Boston Scientific, Cordis and Medtronic; and a board member of VIVA Physicians. His discussion will include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Conference Directors and Planning Committee
James Benenati, M.D., has indicated that he is a consultant for W.L. Gore, Cook and Penumbra.  He also receives royalties from Penumbra. 
Barry T. Katzen, M.D., has indicated that he is a consultant for Boston Scientific, Philips Medical and W.L. Gore. 

Others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/01/2017
Course expires: 
10/01/2019
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