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Long term results after rotation angioplasty and catheter atherectomy. A retrospective analysis.
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PMID:  9537529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rotationangioplasty and catheter atherectomy using the TEC device was performed in 33 patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Thirty-five femoral or popliteal artery occlusions could be recanalized with an initial patency of 100%. After 5 years the patients were re-evaluated by clinical examination, colour duplex scanning and in 5 cases by intra-arterial angiography. According to life table analysis there was no patent femoral or popliteal vessel after 5 years in those patients treated initially for rest pain or ischemic tissue loss. 82% of those treated for claudication had a re-occluded artery. In 5 cases a major amputation was necessary. 42% of those patients who were initially treated far disabling claudication had a severe deterioration of their functional status with development of critical ischemia. In 9 of these cases reconstructive arterial surgery was required which failed in one patient with subsequent limb loss. In the retrospective study presented patients with occlusions up to 30 cm and more were treated. Combining two interventional techniques there is a high initial success rate with poor long term results. Therefore these devices should be reserved for high risk patients who would not tolerate reconstructive vascular surgery. They should not be used in patients with claudication although even extensive occlusions can be recanalized there is an imminent danger of causing significant deterioration of the patients functional status.
R Kolvenbach; H Strosche
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  1998 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-04-21     Completed Date:  1998-04-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular Surgery, Augusta Hospital, Duesseldorf, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty* / methods,  statistics & numerical data
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / epidemiology,  surgery*
Atherectomy* / methods,  statistics & numerical data
Femoral Artery / surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Life Tables
Middle Aged
Popliteal Artery / surgery*
Retrospective Studies
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Patency

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