VOLUME 35 - NUMBER 11-12 - 2014

Systolic pressure in wound scarring

  • Pereira De Godoy J.M.
  • Letter to the Editor, 302-302
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  • The recommended goal of a systolic pressure under 13 mmHg in hypertensive diabetic patients results in a significant drop in blood pressure that often has caused conflicts in respect to maintaining a minimum systolic pressure for wound scaring in patients with peripheral artery disease. This, as long as the patient remains asymptomatic, is no problem, however if the patient has a peripheral wound, the low systolic pressures may affect scarring.

  • KEY WORDS: Systolic pressure - Wound - Scarring.