TITLE

SPEED OF PULSE WAVE IN PERIPHERAL CIRCULATION BEFORE AND AFTER SYMPATHECTOMY

AUTHOR(S)
Fleisch, Alfredo O.
PUB. DATE
April 1958
SOURCE
Angiology;Apr1958, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The transmission time of the pulse wave was determined in 14 patients with arteriopathy and severe disturbances of the peripheral circulation, before and after sympathectomy. Although clinical results of the intervention were favorable without exception, and the extremities concerned became much warmer, no alteration in the pulse wave speed was observed, and amplitude and shape of the curves remained the same after the operation. The transmission times of the pulse wave, determined in a total of 37 patients, could be employed for diagnostic purposes only if there was an evident difference from one side to the other, indicating arterial occlusion on the side with delayed pulse wave transmission. In all other cases, results were disparate, since on the one hand the tonus increase of the arterial wall due to sclerosis provoked acceleration and on the other stenosis and occlusion of the artery caused slowing of the pulse wave.
ACCESSION #
16389431

 

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