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Population-based studies have revealed differences in the preva lence of lower extremity arterial occlusive disease between males and females. Recent studies have begun to unravel the etiology of these gender-based differ ences. Nonetheless, the morbidity of lower extremity arterial disease may...
The evaluation and management of vessel injuries proximate penetrating wounds is controversial, especially when the injuries are subtle a not limb threatening. A gunshot wound near the superficial femoral artery thought to have caused an intimal injury, which was complicated by throml formation...
The worldwide incidence of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) is increasing, and AAA remains a major source of mortality in our population. With a mortality rate of over 80% for AAA rupture, diagnosis and treatment of AAAs, although still asymptomatic, is imperative. Current techniques for eval...
Patients with disease of the coronary or carotid circulation often have disease in the other territory. As a result patients requiring coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) with carotid stenosis may be at increased risk for stroke; likewise, patients requiring carotid surgery may be at increased...
Thrombosis or stenosis of the subclavian vein is frequently caused by cannulation for dialysis or nutritional access. In a patient with an ipsilateral arteriovenous fistula, the resulting edema and venous congestion can interfere greatly with dialysis and can lead to limb—threatening signifi...
Air plethysmography (APG) is a technique that allows the mea surment of limb volume changes with different maneuvers. The device consists of a cuff that is placed around the leg, a calibratable pressure transducer, and an analog chart recorder that provides a visual display. Parameters derived...
Upper extremity vascular injuries are being seen with increasing frequency. These injuries particularly involve the subclavian artery and vein, the axillary artery, and the arteries of the hand. Stretch injury to the branches of the axillary artery may also occur, leading to aneurysm formation....
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