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Indications, perspectives et limites de la stimulation électrique épidurale en cas d'artériopathie périphérique ou coronarienne [Indications, limits and future of epidural spinal cord electrical stimulation for coronary and peripheral artery disease]
Revue Médicale Suisse
The electrical stimulation of the dorsal columns of the spinal cord exerts a dual analgesic and vasodilatory effect on ischemic tissues. It is increasingly considered a valuable method to treat severe and otherwise intractable coronary and peripheral artery disease. The quality of the results depends from both a strict selection of the patients by vascular specialists and the frequency and quality of the follow-up controls. However the indications, limits, mode of action and results of spinal cord stimulation are still poorly understood. This article, based on a personal experience of 164 implantations for peripheral and coronary artery disease, aims to draw attention to this technique and to provide information on recent and future developments.
Coronary Disease, Electric Stimulation Therapy, Forecasting, Humans, Peripheral Vascular Diseases, Spinal Cord
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