What is Critical Limb Ischemia?
Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) is a severe and potentially limb-threatening condition characterized by inadequate blood flow to the extremities, most commonly the legs and feet. It occurs due to the buildup of fatty deposits and plaque within the arteries, leading to narrowed or blocked blood vessels. CLI is often considered an advanced stage of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and requires immediate medical attention to prevent amputation and improve overall quality of life.
Symptoms and Risk Factors
The symptoms of CLI may vary from person to person, but common indicators include:
- Persistent leg pain, especially during physical activity
- Open sores or wounds that are slow to heal
- Coolness or numbness in the affected limb
- Weak or absent pulses in the extremity
- Hair loss and shiny skin on the legs
- Impaired toenail growth
Several factors can increase the risk of developing CLI, such as:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Age (typically affecting individuals over 50)
Advanced Treatment Options at Rideout Vascular
Rideout Vascular, located in Santa Ana, CA and Chino Hills, CA, offers comprehensive treatment options for patients diagnosed with Critical Limb Ischemia. Our experienced team of vascular specialists utilizes state-of-the-art technology and evidence-based approaches to deliver the highest quality care.
1. Angioplasty and Stenting
Angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that involves inflating a small balloon within the blocked artery to widen it and restore blood flow. In some cases, a stent (a tiny metallic mesh tube) may be inserted to help keep the artery open.
2. Bypass Surgery
In severe cases, bypass surgery may be recommended. This surgical procedure involves creating a graft to bypass the blocked or narrowed area of the artery, restoring blood flow to the affected limb.
3. Endovascular Laser Atherectomy
Endovascular laser atherectomy is a specialized procedure that utilizes laser energy to remove plaque buildup from the arterial wall, improving blood flow and reducing the risk of amputation.
Why Choose Rideout Vascular?
Rideout Vascular stands apart from other healthcare providers in the Santa Ana, CA and Chino Hills, CA areas, offering exceptional care and outcomes for patients battling Critical Limb Ischemia. Here's why you should choose us:
1. Highly Skilled Vascular Specialists
Our team of board-certified vascular specialists brings a wealth of experience and expertise in diagnosing and treating complex vascular conditions like Critical Limb Ischemia.
2. State-of-the-Art Facilities
At Rideout Vascular, we are equipped with the latest technologies and advanced medical equipment, ensuring accurate diagnosis and effective treatment for our patients.
3. Patient-Centered Approach
We understand the impact that Critical Limb Ischemia can have on your life. Our compassionate team prioritizes personalized care, tailoring treatment plans to meet the unique needs and goals of each patient.
4. Comprehensive Care Continuum
Rideout Vascular offers a comprehensive care continuum, providing ongoing follow-up and support to ensure long-term success and optimal outcomes for our patients.
Contact Rideout Vascular Today
If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of Critical Limb Ischemia, don't wait. Early intervention is vital to prevent further complications. Contact Rideout Vascular in Santa Ana, CA and Chino Hills, CA today to schedule a consultation with one of our expert vascular specialists.
Remember, at Rideout Vascular, we are committed to restoring your vascular health and helping you regain your quality of life.