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The hydraulic impedance of the lower limb: its relevance to the success of bypass operations for occlusion of the superficial femoral artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1268484     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Simultaneous measurements of pressure and flow waves were made in the course of 25 femoropopliteal bypass operations. From these measurements the the hydraulic impedance of the arterial system in the lower limb was calculated. The values obtained were correlated with the results of the operations. Although reconstruction reduced the impedance we were unable to predict accurately the probable result of the operation on the basis of these measurements. The results suggest that success is more closely related to a good collateral circulation than to "run off".
F D Cave; A Walker; G P Naylor; D Charlesworth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of surgery     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0007-1323     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Surg     Publication Date:  1976 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-08-02     Completed Date:  1976-08-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372553     Medline TA:  Br J Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  408-12     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / physiopathology,  surgery*
Blood Flow Velocity
Collateral Circulation
Femoral Artery / physiopathology*,  surgery
Fourier Analysis
Leg / blood supply*
Popliteal Artery / surgery
Vascular Resistance*

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