Vasc Specialist Int. 2021 Jun 11;37:13. doi: 10.5758/vsi.210016.
This study aimed to examine the distribution of lower limb atherosclerotic lesions in a multi-ethnic Asian cohort with chronic limb threatening ischemia (CLTI) from Singapore. The Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative registry database was used to identify 265 CLTI patients who underwent percutaneous angioplasty between June 2019 and December 2019, of whom 171 (64.5%) were male, and the mean age was 67.9±11.0 years. The majority were diabetic (84.5%) and 145 (54.7%) had chronic kidney disease (CKD). The majority of the lower limb atherosclerotic lesions were de novo lesions (598/797, 75.0%), predominantly TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus II C/D (451/797, 56.6%), and were moderately to severely calcified (76.3%). The anterior tibial artery and femoral-popliteal artery were the most commonly affected vessels. The mean length of the treated lesions was 14.5±13.7 cm. There was a tendency, albeit insignificant, of multi-level disease in those who were diabetic or had CKD.