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Italian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2012 March;19(1):51-8

Copyright © 2012 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Lower extremity bypass

Chong T. 1, Belkin M. 2

1 The Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA; 2 Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA, USA


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Chronic lower extremity ischemia is a significant source of morbidity and remains a consistent predictor of cardiovascular mortality in the general population. Increasingly peripheral arterial disease is treated by endovascular means, however, open surgical revascularization remains a gold standard especially when patency is the primary end point especially in the infrainguinal region. We describe our approach at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA in the evaluation, surgery and postoperative care of patients undergoing infrainguinal bypass.

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