Contribution of routine intraoperative completion arteriography to early infrainguinal bypass patency.

To determine the clinical utility of routine intraoperative completion arteriography, we prospectively evaluated 214 consecutive infrainguinal bypass grafts (209 reversed-vein and 5 polytetrafluoroethylene grafts) performed from July 1987 to August 1991. Visual inspection, pulse palpation, and continuous-wave Doppler examination were performed in all cases… (More)