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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Femoral/axillary Volume Flow Ratio As A New Index For The Assessment Of Iliac Atherosclerosis [análise Do Fluxo Volumétrico Arterial E Obtenção Do índice Fêmoro-axilar Com Mapeamento Dúplex]
Author: de Medeiros C.A.F.
Abstract: Objectives: To measure the arterial volume flow with duplex scan, calculate femoral/axillary volume flow ratio and discuss its applicability as a new index for the hemodynamic significance of an aorto-iliac occlusive lesion. Methods: Several measures of volume flow were obtained consecutively with duplex scan in both common femoral and axillary arteries of healthy volunteers with no signs of atherosclerosis and patients with documented evidence of occlusive aorto-iliac disease with segmental pressure measurement. Then patients group was sent to complimentary evaluation with a second confirmatory exam. Results: There were a total of 635 measures of volume flow performed in ten healthy volunteers and 8 patients with iliac severe stenoses or occlusion, 2 of then with bilateral disease. When comparing normal subjects and patients with iliac severe stenoses or occlusion there was statistical significant difference between these two groups (p<0.01 Mann-Whitney). Similar result was found when comparing patient diseased limbs with their own contra-lateral normal side (p<0.05 Wilcoxon). And measuring the volume flow only during the systolic phase was a much more sensitive parameter for differentiate normal from diseased. Besides that there was found a good correlation between proximal thigh pressure index and femoral/axillary systolic flow ratio in the patients group (p<0.01 Spearman correlation). Conclusion: The femoral/axillary volume flow ratio is useful in assessing the hemodynamic significance of aorto-iliac disease and systolic femoral/axillary ratio may also be useful as a follow-up tool.
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Date Issue: 2011
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