Angiographic scoring of vascular occlusive disease in the diabetic foot: Relevance to bypass graft patency and limb salvage Article Report uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation

abstract

  • In patients with diabetes mellitus, the foot score is a useful tool for predicting the likelihood of graft patency and limb salvage for infrapopliteal revascularization. However, the relatively high bypass success rate (70%) in the presence of a high foot score (>or= 7) does not allow its use in identifying the subgroup of patients who are unlikely to benefit from bypass grafting surgery. It cannot be used as a means of selecting patients for primary amputation.

publication date

  • March 2002

Research

keywords

  • Report

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1067/mva.2002.120046

PubMed ID

  • 11877697

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 494

end page

  • 500

volume

  • 35

number

  • 3