Randomized Multicenter Controlled Trial to Compare Best Endovascular versus Best Surgical Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia
ID Number 14-1633Principal Investigator(s)
Ageliki G Vouyouka
Department(s) or Division(s)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of open vascular surgery compared to endovascular therapy as treatment options for critical limb ischemia (CLI), a medical problem diagnosed by a doctor. Both treatment options are considered accepted standard of care options for the treatment of CLI and are therefore not considered experimental procedures. Though there is a general agreement that some patients considered poor candidates for one option may be considered good candidates for the other option, it is not known which therapy is more suitable for patients who are good candidates for both. This study also seeks to provide information regarding cost effectiveness of the two different types of treatment. Volunteers may qualify to take part in this research study if their doctor has identified them as a good candidate for both open and endovascular treatment for their critical limb ischemia.
Recruiting Patients: Yes