Conquering Diseases

Trial to Compare Endovascular and Surgical Therapy for Critical Limb Ischemia


Seeking adult men and women who have been diagnosed with peripheral artery disease (PAD) that has caused critical limb ischemia (CLI) and will have either endovascular treatment to open the blocked arteries with ballons or stents or open surgery to create a bypass around the blocked arteries.


Male and female subjects aged 18 years or older will receive either open surgical treatment or endovascular treatment. assess survival and major adverse limb events in the index or treated limb, and secondarily, to determine clinical and cost effectiveness outcomes after treatment. These outcomes (survival-free of major limb events and clinical, functional and cost effectiveness)

What we're hoping for

The purpose of the study is to learn about whether open surgery or endovascular treatment is better and also evaluate the costs differences for the two types of treatment

Additional Information Identifier: NCT02060630

 Principal Investigator

Andres  Schanzer, MD

UMass Memorial Health Care

 Study Contact

Shauneen  Valliere



UMMHC Memorial Campus

281 Lincoln St. 

Worcester,MA 01605