Impact of angioplasty and arterial reconstructive surgery on the quality of life of claudicants. The Scottish Vascular Audit Group.

@article{Pell1997ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of angioplasty and arterial reconstructive surgery on the quality of life of claudicants. The Scottish Vascular Audit Group.},
  author={Jill P. Pell and Amanda J. Lee},
  journal={Scottish medical journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={47-8}
}
Claudicants usually die from concomitant conditions. Therefore, surgical interventions are aimed at improving quality of life, rather than survival. This study compared the impact of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA), arterial reconstruction and conservative management on quality of life. SF36 questionnaires were completed by 201 newly referred claudicants prior to treatment and six months later. Multiple regression was used to compare the quality of life scores following the three… CONTINUE READING

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