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Angioplasty and elective stenting of de novo versus recurrent femoropopliteal lesions: 1-year follow-up.
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PMID:  12877612     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To investigate patency rates after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and PTA plus elective stenting in de novo versus recurrent femoropopliteal lesions. METHODS: The data were collected from a prospective registry including 533 consecutive patients (284 men; median age 71 years, interquartile range [IQR] 72-78) with severe claudication (n=387) or critical limb ischemia (n=146) who underwent femoropopliteal percutaneous interventions during a 36-month period. PTA was used to treat 357 de novo and 99 recurrent lesions; PTA plus elective stent implantation was performed in 58 de novo and 19 recurrent lesions. Patients were followed for a median 12 months (IQR 7-14) using color duplex sonography. Rates of restenosis (>/=50%) were compared by multivariate analysis. RESULTS: Overall primary technical success was achieved in 517 (97%) patients; 31 (6%) periprocedural complications were encountered. Restenosis occurred in 213 (40%) patients after a median 6 months (IQR 4-7). Twelve-month patency after PTA was 61% in de novo and 33% in recurrent lesions (p<0.0001). Patients with recurrent lesions had a 2.3-fold increased adjusted risk for restenosis after PTA (95% confidence interval 1.7 to 3.2). Twelve-month patency after stenting was 58% in de novo and 52% in recurrent lesions (p=0.9). In patients with de novo lesions, patency rates after PTA and stent were similar (p=0.8); however, in patients with recurrent lesions, elective stenting performed better (p=0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Recurrent stenosis after prior femoropopliteal balloon angioplasty is an independent risk factor for restenosis; these lesions exhibit disappointing patency after repeated PTA. Stent implantation may improve intermediate-term results in these patients.
Martin Schillinger; Wolfgang Mlekusch; Markus Haumer; Schila Sabeti; Ramazanali Ahmadi; Erich Minar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1526-6028     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Endovasc. Ther.     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-24     Completed Date:  2004-02-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100896915     Medline TA:  J Endovasc Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  288-97     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Angiology, University of Vienna, Medical School, Vienna, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon*
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / therapy*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
Femoral Artery / surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Popliteal Artery / surgery*
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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