Diabetes and old age could affect long-term patency of paramalleolar distal bypass for peripheral arterial disease in Japanese patients.

@article{Komai2011DiabetesAO,
  title={Diabetes and old age could affect long-term patency of paramalleolar distal bypass for peripheral arterial disease in Japanese patients.},
  author={Hiroyoshi Komai and Yukio Obitsu and Hiroshi Shigematsu},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={75 10},
  pages={2460-4}
}
BACKGROUND The results of paramalleolar distal bypass for critical limb ischemia in patients with peripheral arterial disease were reviewed to determine the factors affecting the long-term patency of this procedure in Japanese subjects. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 65 legs from 60 consecutive Japanese patients with critical limb ischemia who underwent distal bypass to the ankle were retrospectively reviewed. Postoperative graft patency, morbidity and mortality were analyzed. All patients… CONTINUE READING