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Arterial Surgery in Intermittent Claudication

Br Med J 1974; 1 doi: (Published 05 January 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;1:23
  1. J. K. Watt,
  2. G. Gillespie,
  3. J. G. Pollock,
  4. W. Reid


    The results of a survey of 302 operations in 277 patients during 1959-70 are presented, and an additional 69 operations during 1971 are included in the mortality figures. Operative mortality (1968-71) was 0·9% in 113 aortoiliac operations and nil in 96 femoropopliteal operations.

    Immediate patency rates on dismissal from hospital exceeded 95%, and the five-year patency rate for aortoiliac operations was just over 70% and for femoropopliteal operations 60%.

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