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Clogged leg arteries may not require invasive surgery

from HealthDay News via WebMD

Less invasive treatment of severely clogged leg arteries appears to be as effective as open surgery, according to a new study. Researchers followed patients with critical limb ischemia, which is the most severe form of clogged leg arteries. It can lead to slow healing of leg wounds, gangrene and amputation. "Critical limb ischemia is usually not an emergency, and there is time to determine the most appropriate course of therapy," said Dr. Jonathan Lin, a surgery resident at the University of California, Davis Health. more

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