Practical Peripheral Arterial Thrombolysis
Butterworth-Heinemann Medical

Practical Peripheral Arterial Thrombolysis

  • Publish Date: 1994-09-14
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Jonothan J. Earnshaw;R. H. S. Gregson

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This is a practical guide to the techniques and drugs used for the thrombolytic treatment of acute limb ischaemia. Case selection, methods of obtaining good results and prevention of complications are all described. Non-invasive surgical techniques are growing in interest and practice throughout the world and this is also true in vascular surgery where thrombolysis is being used more frequently. Acute limb ischaemia causes an insufficient blood supply to the tissues and if not treated quickly leads to necrosis and even limb loss. Thrombolysis does not always replace surgery, but can precede or prevent the need for surgery and in some cases produces successful results in an otherwise untreatable patient. This practical book provides a complete clinical guide to thrombolysis in peripheral vascular disease. It is designed to give clinicians sufficient knowledge and confidence to use these techniques, which they may previously have thought of as time-consuming or difficult. It should be of interest to general and vascular surgeons, radiologists and physicians interested in coronary thrombolysis.

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