ALFRED W. HUMPHRIES, M.D.; VICTOR G. DEWOLFE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; FAY A. LEFEVRE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; R. C. BRITTON, M.D.
It is our purpose in this brief paper to present the current philosophy of the medicosurgical vascular team of the Cleveland Clinic regarding angioplastic procedures on the major peripheral vessels.
Experience with 750 arterial grafts has led to certain criteria which we follow in selecting candidates for arterial surgery. Although these criteria are subject to modification at any time, they establish our philosophy concerning arterial grafts at the present time. Thrombo-endarterectomy is occasionally done, particularly for carotid and renal stenosis, but most patients operated upon for arterial disease at the Cleveland Clinic have received either a homograft or a Dacron
HUMPHRIES AW, DEWOLFE VG, LEFEVRE FA, BRITTON RC. SURGICAL ASPECTS OF OCCLUSIVE DISEASE OF THE AORTA AND ILIAC ARTERIES1. Ann Intern Med. ;51:686–697. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-4-686
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(4):686-697.
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