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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2021 April;62(2):124-9

DOI: 10.23736/S0021-9509.21.11725-2

Copyright © 2021 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Modern multidisciplinary team approach is crucial in treatment for critical limb threatening ischemia

Jos C. VAN DEN BERG 1, 2 , Vickie R. DRIVER 3, Andrew HOLDEN 4, Michael R. JAFF 5, Robert A. LOOKSTEIN 6, Jihad A. MUSTAPHA 7, Richard F. NEVILLE 8, Thomas ZELLER 9, Barry T. KATZEN 10, on behalf of the CLI Global Society

1 Centro Vascolare Ticino, Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland; 2 Universitätsinstitut für Diagnostische, Interventionelle und Pädiatrische Radiologie Inselspital, Universitätsspital Bern, Bern, Switzerland; 3 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA; 4 Northern Region Interventional Radiology Service, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand; 5 Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; 6 Department of Radiology, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA; 7 Advanced Cardiac & Vascular Centers for Amputation Prevention, Grand Rapids, MI, USA; 8 Department of Surgery, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA, USA; 9 Department of Angiology, Universitäts-Herzzentrum, Bad Krozingen, Germany; 10 Division of Interventional Radiology, Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA



The aim of this study was to provide a brief overview of the history the multidisciplinary team approach, highlighting the benefit to the patient with critical limb threatening ischemia in relation to health care economics. Furthermore, we provided a description of the requisites and key components, showing how to build a multidisciplinary team.


KEY WORDS: Wounds and injuries; Amputation; Interdisciplinary research

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