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Early and long-term results of treatment with local low-dose thrombolysis in 554 patients with 564 peripheral arterial occlusions are reported. Of 92 embolic occlusions present for 2 months or more, 59 (64.1%) were recanalized with a cumulative patency of 89.5% after 5 years. Of 472 thrombotic occlusions present for up to 6 months and more, 254 (53.8%) were(More)
240 patients were admitted to a double-blind study to determine the effect of long-term treatment with platelet-function inhibiting agents on occlusive arterial disease in the lower extremities. Patients were randomised into 1 of 3 treatment groups: aspirin 330 mg; dipyridamole 75 mg and aspirin 330 mg; or matching placebo 3 times daily. The duration of(More)
  • H Hess, A Mietaschk, P von Bilderling, P Neller
  • European journal of vascular and endovascular…
  • 1996
OBJECTIVE To study the efficacy and risks of local thrombolytic therapy of peripheral arterial occlusions using rt-PA. DESIGN This open study was performed in one clinic in Munich, Germany. METHODS 288 patients suffering from occlusions of the lower limb arteries were subjected to 336 treatments performed with a permanently controlled technique. In a(More)
Recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) was infused at a rate of 10 mg/h into 50 thrombosed femoral and popliteal arteries. Patency was restored in 43 but a secondary angioplasty led to 2 reocclusions and in 3 patients early rethrombosis occurred. A favourable clinical result was thus obtained in 38 patients (76%). Thirteen bleeding(More)
In the present report a score system is introduced with the aim of analysing routine angiographic images. The system consists of a vectorial score, which codes the pattern of occlusions, stenoses and plaques, and of an additive score describing the severity of the lesions visualised. The technique is suitable for computerised data analysis.
In a double-blind study, prevention of re-thrombosis was tested on 101 patients in whom stenosis or segmental occlusion of a large artery of the lower limbs had been successfully removed by the intraluminal catheter method. The combination of 75 mg dipyridamol and 330 mg acetylsalicylic acid, three times daily by mouth, proved to be slightly more effective(More)
BACKGROUND Intravenous iloprost, titrated from 0.5 up to 2.0 ng/kg/min has been shown in patients with PAOD III/IV to significantly improve healing of trophic lesions, relief of rest pain, and reduce the rate of major amputation or death at 6 months as compared to placebo. The effect is considered related to improvement of the microcirculation. The aim of(More)
Acute and subacute arterial occlusions of between 4.5 and 29 cm long could be dissolved in 11 patients by infiltration of small amounts (4000 to 110 000 U) of streptokinase or urokinase directly into the thrombus using a catheter. Use of a Grüntzig catheter enabled dilatation of possible stenoses during the same session. In 3 femoro-popliteal obliterations(More)