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Identifying the target lesions for 245 laser angioplasty cases and a review of the literature.
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PMID:  23129583     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objective: To provide a detailed report of our experience with laser atherectomy in a large patient population with an extensive follow-up period. Method: A retrospective chart review was conducted on 222 patients who underwent laser atherectomy. Results: Overall primary patency rates at 1 and 3 years were 48% and 37%, primary-assisted rates were 53% and 40%, and secondary patency rates were 69% and 51%, respectively. Limb salvage rates were 91% and 83%. The 1- and 3-year primary patency rates were significantly different between the native (51% and 39%) and the in-stent group (20% and 20%; P = .027). There were no differences in primary-assisted patency (P = .11), secondary patency (P = .094), and limb salvage rates (P= .83) between the 2 groups. Conclusions: Although the primary patency of laser angioplasty was higher in native vessels versus the in-stent stenosis, there were no differences in the primary-assisted patency, secondary patency, or limb salvage rates between the 2 groups.
Jung H Kim; Sadaf S Ahanchi; Jean M Panneton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular and endovascular surgery     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1938-9116     ISO Abbreviation:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136421     Medline TA:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  640-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
1Division of Vascular Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, USA.
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