Acute Limb Ischaemia - Blood Clot Treatment
Acute Limb Ischaemia is an attack in your legs / hands similar to heart attack. Little delay can cost patient with loss of limb or life.
|What is Acute Limb Ischemia?|
|ALI is blood clot (thrombus) formation in arteries of legs / hands. It leads to abrupt cut-off in blood circulation of legs / hands leading to death of the body cells of particular limb.|
|Is it a serious problem?|
|Yes. It’s an emergency condition & you must see a qualified vascular surgeon immediately.|
|Why does it happen?|
|Mainly two reasons
|Who are at risk?|
|What are the symptoms / clinical presentation?|
|What if I neglect it?|
|It’s a condition similar to heart attack. If delayed, you may lose your leg / hand / life. Delay in treatment may increase risk of kidney failure also. So it’s better to consult a vascular surgeon as soon as possible.|
|What to do next if I am suspecting ALI in my legs?|
|Consult a Vascular surgeon for assessment. Doctor will perform an ultrasound Doppler test of your legs & will explain you further course of treatment.|
|What are the treatment options?|
|Urgent Thrombectomy (clot removal from arteries)
If patient comes late - Fasciotomy / Amputation
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