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The relative importance of graft surveillance and warfarin therapy in infrainguinal prosthetic bypass failure.

Authors
  • Brumberg, Robert Scott
  • Back, Martin R
  • Armstrong, Paul A
  • Cuthbertson, David
  • Shames, Murray L
  • Johnson, Brad L
  • Bandyk, Dennis F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Vascular Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2007
Volume
46
Issue
6
Pages
1160–1166
Identifiers
PMID: 17920227
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Low graft flow was a more common mode of prosthetic bypass failure than development of duplex scan-detected stenotic lesions during follow-up. Early duplex scanning may be more important for characterizing midgraft velocity and related thrombotic potential and selecting patients for chronic anticoagulation. Maintenance of therapeutic warfarin is paramount in optimizing prosthetic bypass patency and limb preservation.

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