Arterial Surgery in Intermittent ClaudicationBr Med J 1974; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5896.23 (Published 05 January 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;1:23
- J. K. Watt,
- G. Gillespie,
- J. G. Pollock,
- 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%.