What is critical ischemia?

Critical ischemia refers to severe reduction in blood flow, usually to a limb or organ, which threatens the ability of the body part or organ to continue to receive oxygen and nutrients for continued function.

Critical ischemia is the progression of peripheral arterial disease.

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