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Volume 83, Number 10

Nonatherosclerotic limb ischemia: Prompt evaluation and diagnosis

 

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Release Date: October 1, 2016
Expiration Date: September 30, 2017

Estimated Time of Completion: 1 hour

Description

Symptoms of ischemia may be difficult to recognize in younger patients, thus delaying diagnosis.

Learning Objective

Readers will identify signs and symptoms of nonatherosclerotic limb ischemia and refer appropriate patients for invasive treatment.

Target Audience

Directed to internal medicine, family practice, emergency medicine, sports medicine, cardiology, vascular surgery.

Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Activity Director and Authors

Activity Director

Brian F. Mandell, MD, PhD
Chairman, Department of Medicine, Education Institute
Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Editor in Chief, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH

Co-Activity Directors

Pelin Batur, MD
Department of Community Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Education Director, Primary Care Women’s Health Program,
Cleveland Clinic Deputy Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH

Kristi Thomsen
Executive Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH

Authors

John C. Eun, MD
Section of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy,
Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Denver,
Aurora, CO

William R. Hiatt, MD
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine,
University of Colorado Denver,
Aurora, CO

Natalia O. Glebova, MD, PhD
Section of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy,
Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Denver,
Aurora, CO

CME Disclaimer

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Disclosures

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.

The following faculty have indicated that they have a relationship which, in the context of their contributions, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Brian F. Mandell, MD, PhD (Activity Director)
  Consulting Horizon Pharma

All other authors, co-activity directors, reviewers and CCJM staff report no relevant financial relationships which, in the context of their contributions, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest.


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