Long-term results of arterial reconstruction of lower extremities determined by flow waveform analysis.

Abstract

Arterial reconstructions of the lower extremities were reviewed to assess the usefulness of flow waveform analysis. Six hundred and thirty-four arterial reconstructions were divided into two groups: a former (1965-1973) group of 218 reconstructions not assessed by flow waveform analysis and a recent (1974-1985) group of 416 reconstructions analyzed according to flow waveform. The cumulative patency rates of the former and the recent group at 5 years were as follows: aorto-femoral, 75.2% and 86.7% (P less than 0.05); femoral-distal, 34.6% and 61.5% (P less than 0.001); extra-anatomical, 63.6% and 80.2% (P = 0.06), respectively. Based on the various flow waveforms evidenced intraoperatively, the cumulative patency rate of cases in the recent group with type 0 and I flow waveform was compared to the rate of those with type II flow waveform. The cumulative patency rates at 5 years were as follows: aorto-femoral, 92% and 82.7% (P = 0.15); femoral-distal, 77.7% and 49.3% (P less than 0.001); extra-anatomical, 91.8% and 68.9% (P less than 0.05), respectively. These results indicate that intraoperative flow waveform analysis is a simple and useful indicator for predicting the long-term results of arterial reconstruction.

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@article{Okadome1989LongtermRO, title={Long-term results of arterial reconstruction of lower extremities determined by flow waveform analysis.}, author={Kenichiro Okadome and Hidetoshi Eguchi and Takashi Yukizane and Yoshihiro Muto and Mitsuo Shimada and Keizo Sugimachi}, journal={The Journal of cardiovascular surgery}, year={1989}, volume={30 1}, pages={64-9} }