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Critical limb ischemia, or simply limb ischemia, is the restriction of blood flow and loss of tissue oxygenation to the legs, feet, or hands. It occurs when blood flow to the limbs is blocked. Limb ischemia can result in tissue death from lack of oxygen and nutrients.
Use our Find a Doctor tool or call 844.852.0648 to locate a Dignity Health cardiologist who specializes in vascular conditions, including limb ischemia, in Arizona. As a nationally recognized leader in heart and vascular care, we offer a full range of care from a team of nurses, specialists, therapists, technicians, and dietitians. We provide cardiovascular services at our St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Chandler Regional Medical Center locations.
Limb ischemia is a sign of advanced peripheral artery disease caused by a buildup of plaque in your blood vessels. The plaque makes it harder for blood to flow through to your limbs.
Symptoms of limb ischemia may include:
If you have peripheral artery disease, follow your treatment plan to help prevent limb ischemia. Keep a close watch for symptoms of limb ischemia to identify the problem before it becomes too severe.
If you have limb ischemia, you need treatment as soon as possible to increase blood flow to the affected limb and prevent permanent damage. Treatment from your Dignity Health care team may include:
Dignity Health offers diagnostic procedures and cardiovascular treatments for limb ischemia in Arizona.