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Limb ischemia, also called critical limb ischemia, is a vascular condition that occurs when blood flow through the arteries to feet, legs, or hands is blocked. It prevents nutrients and oxygen from reaching your body’s tissues. Ischemia means loss of tissue oxygenation and restricted blood supply. It can result in tissue death.
Call 702.616.4900 or Find a Doctor at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican for quality limb ischemia treatment in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV. Our experts can provide the care you need.
The symptoms and signs of limb ischemia may include:
If you notice any of these symptoms of limb ischemia, call your doctor right away.
Limb ischemia is a sign of advanced peripheral artery disease. It is caused by a buildup of plaque in your blood vessels. As the plaque builds up, it becomes harder for blood to flow through to your arms, legs, or feet.
A person with limb ischemia needs treatment as quickly as possible. Blood circulation to the limb must be increased to prevent permanent damage to the affected limb.
Treatment may include:
Preventing limb ischemia means following your treatment plan if you have peripheral artery disease. Knowing how to recognize limb ischemia will help stop problems before they become severe.