Effect of intermittent venous occlusion on transcutaneous oxygen tension in lower limbs with severe arterial occlusive disease

Thom W Rooke, Philip J. Osmundson

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We evaluated the ability of intermittent venous occlusion to improve cutaneous circulation in patients with severe peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Fourteen patients with ischemic lower extremities had a pneumatic cuff placed around the thigh of an ischemic limb; intermittent inflation of this cuff produced a significant increase in the transcutaneous oxygen tension of the foot, suggesting that cutaneous blood flow had been improved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-78
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988



  • Arterial occlusive disease
  • Skin blood flow
  • Transcutaneous oxygen tension
  • Venous occlusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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