Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2009 • VOLUME 15 • №3

Present-day therapeutic policy in patients with chronic ischaemia of lower limbs: Trans-Atlantic Inter-Society Consensus
(review of the literature)

Arakelyan V.S., Demidova O.A., Sergeev S.Yu.

Arterial Pathology Surgery Department A.N. Bakulev Scientific Centre for Cardiovascular Surgery under the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Russia, Moscow

The authors have reviewed the available literature dedicated to the development of the treatment policy for managing the patients presenting with lower limb ischaemia. Central to the work is the analysis of the latest guidelines on therapeutic policy to pursue in patients presenting with chronic ischemia of the lower extremities, namely the Trans-Atlantic Inter-Society Consensus Document. This is followed by a detailed discussion of the indications for surgical and endovascular operative interventions in varioustype lesions of the aortofemoral and femoropopliteal segments. Summarized herein are the main trends and tendencies in the present-day strategy of managing the patient cohort concerned.

KEY WORDS: lower limb chronic ischaemia, Trans-Atlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC).

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