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SUAREZ LESCAY, Celso et al. Effectiveness of induced normovolemic hemodilution as coadjuvant in the treatment of the intermittent claudication. MEDISAN [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.9, pp.1-11. ISSN 1029-3019.

The effectiveness of the induced normovolemic hemodilution as a coadjuvant in the treatment of 142 patients with intermittent claudication, attended at "Dr. Joaquín Castillo Duany" Teaching Clinical Surgical Hospital from Santiago de Cuba in a decade was evaluated. An experimental, longitudinal, and prospective investigation was carried out for this purpose. In the first 6 weeks of treatment, 77,5 % of the study group had a clinical improvement and 63,9 % of them maintain this improvement after a year, in contrast with those of the control group who hardly experienced some favorable change in their condition. These results demonstrate a high degree of reliability of the therapy as an alternative to increase the distance of gait claudication, from improvements in the hemorrheologic characteristics.

Keywords : intermittent claudication; atherosclerosis; induced normovolemic hemodilution.

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