Further Considerations on the Indications for and Limitations of Direct Surgery in Arteriosclerosis
Segmental obstruction due to arteriosclerosis may occur in peripheral arteries. Further experience in resection of these obstructed segments and their replacement by vein grafts is reported. Replacement of segments of the femoral artery has been accomplished in 30 patients. The proper selection of patients is essential for success. The various causes of failure and the limitations of the procedure are emphasized.
- © 1953 American Heart Association, Inc.