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Prognostic Significance of Rheological and Biochemical Findings in Patients with Intermittent Claudication

Br Med J 1973; 4 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5892.581 (Published 08 December 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;4:581
  1. J. A. Dormandy,
  2. E. Hoare,
  3. A. H. Khattab,
  4. D. E. Arrowsmith,
  5. T. L. Dormandy

    Abstract

    To assess the prognostic significance of clinical and laboratory findings in intermittent claudication a group of 62 untreated patients was followed up in detail for periods of from one to three years. There was a significant correlation between progressive deterioration of the peripheral circulatory disturbance and the initial blood viscosity, the plasma fibrinogen level, and the susceptibility of red cell lipids to autoxidation.