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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Cardiology Topics

Question: Role of lumber sympathectomy in peripheral vascular disease


 Ahmed Faruque - Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:28 am

Is there any role of lumber sympathectomy in PVDs in asymtomatic/intermittent claudication/chronic limb ischaemia/acute limb ischaemia
 John Kenyon, CNA - Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:31 pm

User avatar Hello -

Although I've never encountered this approach to PVD it does potentially make sense as a partial solution to the problem in certain select cases, as it could help the affected vessels relax and dilate, improving outbound circulation. This would apply only to situations where a great length of (or number of) vessel/vessels were involved and simple bypass wouldn't solve the problem.

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