William Jennings, M.D.; Fred W. Whitehouse, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Roger F. Smith, M.D.
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Are diabetics who are prone to diffuse atherosclerotic disease candidates for peripheral angioplasty? The records of 102 diabetics who had translumbar aortograms during the 1965 to 1968 period because of symptomatic peripheral vascular disease (intermittent claudication, ischemic rest pain, or pedal ulceration or gangrene, or both, were reviewed. Of 56 diabetics who had potentially operable vascular lesions, 37 underwent angioplastic surgery (aortoiliofemoral bypass, 17; femoropopliteal bypass, 17; other, three) and 19 others either refused surgery or were followed medically. An endangered foot was saved in nine patients, and a total of 28 operations were deemed successful (relief of the major
Jennings W, Whitehouse FW, Smith RF. Peripheral Vascular Disease in Diabetics—An Angiographic Study.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:858–859. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-858_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):858-859.
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