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The pressure gradients in localizing arterial obstructions in the lower limbs

, : The pressure gradients in localizing arterial obstructions in the lower limbs. Bollettino della Societa Italiana di Cardiologia 20(8): 855-867

In a group of patients with occlusive arterial disease of lower limbs, the obstruction maps obtained both by studying pressure gradients and arteriographic findings were compared. The reliability of the gradients method in determining the number and placement of these arterial obstructions was approximately 90%. This method has a better sensitivity, compared with the arteriography, in the early stage of the occlusive arteriopathy. In more advanced diseases it is less discriminating than arteriography. If these 2 diagnostic techniques are used in a mutually dependent fashion, very few errors should be made in determining both the location and the degree of lower limbs arterial occlusions.

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