TITLE

MEASURES TO INCREASE THE CAPACITY OF THE COLLATERAL ARTERIAL CIRCULATION IN THE TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL OCCLUSIVE DISEASE

AUTHOR(S)
Popkin, Roy J.
PUB. DATE
December 1959
SOURCE
Angiology;Dec1959, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p431
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
1. The collateral arterial circulation in the body is extensive and capable of providing adequate passageways for the arterial flow especially when the major vessels are occluded. 2. A reduction of the normal arterial inflow as from an occlusion and muscle activity distally are both necessary for the maximum lasting enlargement of the collateral circulation to the area. 3. The collateral vessels enlarge with time and need. 4. Collateral vessels resist dilation when damaged, as from arteriosclerosis or loss of elastic fibers; or when spastic, as in vasomotor disturbances. 5. In peripheral arterial occlusive disease, muscle activity is best provided by graduated walking exercises. 6. It is possible to enlarge the collateral arterial circulation to the point where it is permanently adequate for normal activity and stress.
ACCESSION #
16388280

 

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