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2020 Aug

Visc Med



Acute Mesenteric Ischemia.


Kühn F, Schiergens TS, Klar E
Visc Med. 2020 Aug; 36(4):256-262.
PMID: 33005650.


Despite constant improvements in diagnostic as well as interventional and surgical techniques, acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) remains a life-threatening emergency with high mortality rates. The time to diagnosis of AMI is the most important predictor of patients' outcome; therefore, prompt diagnosis and intervention are essential to reduce mortality in patients with AMI. The present review was performed to analyze potential risk factors and to help find ways to improve the outcome of patients with AMI.