Changes in postocclusive reactive hyperaemic values as measured with laser doppler fluxmetry after infrainguinal arterial reconstructions

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Objectives: The aim of the present study was to evaluate microcirculatory changes of the postocclusive reactive hyperaemia test measured with Laser Doppler fluxmetry to detect results of arterial reconstructions. Design: Prospective open study. Setting: Vascular laboratory of a University Hospital. Materials: Sixty patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease who underwent infrainguinal reconstruction were examined the day before and 1-2 days after surgery. Chief outcome measures: The values were obtained during postocclusive reactive hyperaemia induced by release of a 3 min arterial occlusion with a cuff at ankle level with the laser Doppler probe placed dorsally on the first toe. The alterations after surgery in these hyperaemia parameters were compared to changes in ankle/brachial index and clinical improvement at 30 days postoperatively. Main results: Patients improved by surgery according to ankle/brachial index had significantly reduced time to peak (p <0.001) and significantly increased resting flux value (p <0.05) and peak flux value (p <0.05). There was a significant correlation between the change after surgery in time to peak flux and increment of ankle/brachial index (r = 0.63, p <0.001). Conclusions: Changes in reactive hyperaemia values as measured with laser Doppler fluxmetry, expecially the time to peak flux, seem to detect circulatory changes caused by arterial reconstructions. © 1995 W. B. Saunders Company Ltd.

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Wahlberg, E., Olofsson, P., Swedenborg, J., & Fagrell, B. (1995). Changes in postocclusive reactive hyperaemic values as measured with laser doppler fluxmetry after infrainguinal arterial reconstructions. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 9(2), 197–203. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1078-5884(05)80090-5

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