TITLE

LACTATE--PYRUVATE STUDIES IN ISCHEMIC FEET

AUTHOR(S)
Friedman, Sandor A.; Penneys, Raymon
PUB. DATE
October 1964
SOURCE
Angiology;Oct1964, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p461
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We determined the lactate and pyruvate concentrations of venous blood drawn from the dorsum of feet which were severely isehemic as a result of chronic arterial occlusion, in order to measure the relative amounts of anaerobic and aerobic metabolism taking place. Six patients having a blood flow capacity to their toes of less than 10 per cent of normal were compared with six normal, control subjects. No significant difference in the lactate-pyruvate ratio was found. Thus, despite severe deprivation of blood flow, no evidence of increased anaerobic metabolism in ischemic feet at rest was found.
ACCESSION #
16369707

 

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