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Pressure gradients in patients with aorto-iliac stenosis or occlusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3734515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In patients with peripheral arterial disease often the most hemodynamically important arteriosclerotic lesions is localized to the aorto-femoral segment. The decrease of peripheral pressure can be determined, by non-invasive methods, at the level of the thigh, above the knee, at the ankle and toe. Intraarterial femoral pressure completes these studies and gives us the best picture of the clinical importance of multilevel stenosis. The different kinds of aorto-iliac stenoses and occlusions decrease the femoral pressure from 40 to 46% of the systolic pressure. These pressure drops may be correlated in the single patient to the angiographic lesions but it is difficult to generalize these results as there is only a slight comparison between angiographic and pathophysiological patterns. The intraarterial femoral pressure it is a useful parameter to decide the best type of vascular reconstruction.
Authors:
G Belcaro; A N Nicolaides
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0392-9590     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Angiol     Publication Date:    1986 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-09-17     Completed Date:  1986-09-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8402693     Medline TA:  Int Angiol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Aortic Diseases / physiopathology*
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / physiopathology*,  surgery
Blood Pressure*
Femoral Artery / physiopathology
Humans
Iliac Artery / physiopathology*
Male
Middle Aged

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