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Serial hemodynamic assessment of aortobifemoral bypass.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3773126     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Clinical, arteriographic, and vascular diagnostic laboratory (VDL) data on 157 patients undergoing aortobifemoral bypass (ABF/BP) more than 5 years previously were compared in terms of the perspective provided by noninvasive testing, particularly when performed in the face of superficial femoral artery (SFA) occlusion. To the traditional outcome criteria (operative mortality rate, 3.2%; amputation rate, 1.4%; early patency rate, 98%; and late patency rate, 86%), VDL data added an initial hemodynamic failure rate of 14% and a late deterioration rate of 8%. Those patients with occluded SFAs fared worse in regard to initial patency (94% vs. 100%), initial hemodynamic failure (29% vs. 2%), late deterioration (8.8% vs. 5.4%), and late failure rates (16% vs. 10%), whereas those patients with open SFAs suffered more distal disease progression (11.5% vs. 1.3%). "Prediction" of postoperative ankle/brachial index (ABI) from preoperative thigh/brachial index (TBI) and ABI was 92% accurate for limbs with open SFAs but only 84% for limbs with occluded SFAs; prediction was made with a formula based on proportional transmission and with TBI measured with a regularly sized cuff (best combination). Neither additive transmission formula nor measurement of TBI with a large cuff allowed accurate prediction when the SFA was occluded. No advantage, in terms of initial hemodynamic result or late outcome, could be demonstrated for limited profundaplasty in the absence of significant profunda femoral stenosis and end-to-end vs. end-to-side proximal anastomosis.
R B Rutherford; D N Jones; M S Martin; R F Kempczinski; R D Gordon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0741-5214     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1986 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-12     Completed Date:  1986-12-12     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  428-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Abdominal / physiopathology*,  surgery
Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical*
Femoral Artery / physiopathology*,  surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / epidemiology
Graft Survival
Leg / blood supply

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