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Welcome to the Polling Station of Vascupedia. Every first of the month and during all the month, you can vote on a new topic of great interest. The results of the voting will illuminate the current practice and needs in the treatment of vascular diseases worldwide.


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Here you can express your opinion and vote actively on controversial issues in vascular medicine. Your vote is of unique importance to evaluate current techniques and technologies and to highlight your demands and challenges. After voting, you will be able to follow the ongoing results anytime and to see the expert’s opinion on the respective topic. At the end of the month, the expert will comment also on the final results


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Poll 01/10/2018 – 31/10/2018

Critical limb-threatening ischemia – CLI Global Society

Patient’s characteristics


Gender: Male

Age: 79 years old

Comorbidity: Arterial hypertension, hypercholesterinemia, chronic kidney disease (GFR: 53 ml/min/1,73m²), NYHA II, Coronary artery disease, previous CABG

Symptoms:  Toe ulceration of the left limb

Previous operations: None

ABI: incompressible, Toe pressure: 32 mmHg

Vascular Imaging – Duplex ultrasound: Isolated tibial vessel disease

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If ABI is incompressible, which method are you using for the measurement of the foot perfusion?
  • Toe pressure

  • TcPO2

  • The presence of gangrene or ulcer is the main criterion to go for an intervention

  • Ankle systolic pressure

  • Other methods

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Wound/Ischemia/Foot Infection Score (WIFI)

Do you find the WIfI classification useful for your daily CLI practice?
  • Yes

  • No

  • I am not familiar with the WIfI classification

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CTOP classification

Does the CTOP classification influence your access strategy?
  • Yes

  • No

  • I am not familiar with the CTOP classification

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Which is your primary endovascular treatment strategy in isolated tibial disease?
  • Plain balloon angioplasty

  • Plain balloon angioplasty and drug-coated balloons (DCB)

  • Plain balloon angioplasty and bare metal stent deployment, if necessary

  • Plain angioplasty and drug-eluting stent deployment, if necessary

  • Atherectomy as vessel preparation and DCB

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BEST-CLI trial

Do you believe that BEST-CLI will address all relevant aspects of the best treatment strategy in CLTI patients?
  • Yes

  • No

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How often do you perform follow up following CLI procedures?
  • Every 3 months

  • Every 6 months

  • Every 12 months

  • Depending on the clinical course of the patient

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Do you suggest a more aggressive risk factor modification in patients with isolated tibial disease?
  • Yes

  • No

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Do you have a dedicated interdisciplinary team for CLI patients in your clinic?
  • Yes

  • No

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