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September 1983

Plaques and Platelets: The Vascular Surgeon's Challenge and Dilemma

Author Affiliations

From the Surgical Service, Veterans Administration Medical Center, White River Junction, Vt. Dr Weismann is professor emeritus from Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH.

Arch Surg. 1983;118(9):1019-1023. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1983.01390090009002

• Vascular surgeons have not paid enough attention to all of the host factors responsible for the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. With a clearer understanding of the role of platelets and endothelial cells, improved results and better long-term palliation can be realized by combining newer pharmacologic approaches with well-established surgical procedures. Prostaglandin chemistry research may provide promising therapeutic adjuncts to current techniques for managing atherosclerosis.

(Arch Surg 1983;118:1019-1023)

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