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Treatment of Advanced Peripheral Arterial Insuffifi ciency in the Elderly

Primc, Davor; Ivančić, Aldo; Saftić, Igor; Španjol, Josip; Fućak Primc, Ana; Lekić, Andrica
Treatment of Advanced Peripheral Arterial Insuffifi ciency in the Elderly // Collegium antropologicum, 39 (2015), 1; 67-70 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, ostalo)

Treatment of Advanced Peripheral Arterial Insuffifi ciency in the Elderly

Primc, Davor ; Ivančić, Aldo ; Saftić, Igor ; Španjol, Josip ; Fućak Primc, Ana ; Lekić, Andrica

Collegium antropologicum (0350-6134) 39 (2015), 1; 67-70

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, ostalo

Ključne riječi
Peripheral arterial disease ; elderly ; atherosclerosis ; diabetes mellitus ; angiography ; treatment

Peripheral arterial insuffi ciency appears at all stages regardless of the patient age ; however its appearance is most common in the elderly in which cases it mostly appears as stage described by Fontaine as stage III or IV. The most common cause of peripheral arterial insuffi ciency is atherosclerotic degeneration, and is remarkably often accompanied by the diabetes. In the years 2012 and 2013 department of vascular surgery, University Hospital Rijeka admitted 169 patients older than 70 with peripheral arterial insuffi ciency of type Fontaine III and IV. That number represents 68.8% of total number of patients admitted for peripheral arterial insuffi ciency. The goal of this research is to identify to what extent and in what percentage can patients older than 70 with advanced peripheral arterial insuffi ciency be subjected to vascular treatment and if there exist and absolute indication for angiographic treatment of such patients. In majority of patients, 148 of them, three or more comorbidities were present. Diabetes was present at almost half of patients, to be exact 46.7%. Assessment of possibility for vascular treatment and the need for angiographic treatment was followed in patients in three age groups: 70–75 years of age, 76–80 years of age and over 80 years of age. Angiography was performed on 69 patients and the insight into angiographic fi nding resulted in only 33 patients being subjected to some type of vascular treatment. From the total number of patient’s subjected to vascular treatment 20 had symptoms of Fontaine III while the remaining 13 had symptoms of Fontaine IV. Amputation procedure was performed 119 times. The research shows that angiographic treatment is not a routine treatment in mentioned patients and that the number of vascular procedures is signifi cantly higher in the 70–75 years age group.

Izvorni jezik

Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti


Medicinski fakultet, Rijeka,
Klinički bolnički centar Rijeka

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