How is chronic mesenteric ischemia treated
When is treatment indicated for chronic mesenteric ischemia? Why is treatment important?
All patients with symptomatic chronic mesenteric ischemia should be treated. The goal of treatment is both to improve symptoms and to prevent future complications. Treatment options include open and endovascular repair of the involved vascular structures. After blood flow to the small bowel is improved, patients are often able to gain weight and improve their nutritional status. The prevention of AMI is of paramount importance, because bowel necrosis has an extremely high morbidity and mortality.