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Management of in-stent restenosis in peripheral arteries: are DEBs sufficient as stand-alone treatment for femoro-popliteal in-stent restenosis?
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PMID:  24755701     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR) in the femoro-popliteal artery (FPA) is one of the major challenges of endovascular therapy, occurring in up to 40% of femoro-popliteal lesions treated with bare-metal stents within 1 year of treatment. Drug-eluting technologies, involving local delivery of paclitaxel, are providing a new paradigm for the treatment of ISR. Preliminary experience shows promising results compared to other techniques such as cutting balloon angioplasty and debulking strategies. Based on available data, drug-eluting balloons (DEBs) seem sufficient as stand-alone treatment of FPA-ISR. However, larger evidence from randomized studies is warranted to identify the clinical and/or anatomical setting in which they could fail.
A Franzone; E Stabile; A Carbone; F Scudiero; B Trimarco; G Esposito
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-04-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  335-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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