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Primary utilization of stents in angioplasty of superficial femoral artery.
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PMID:  12894369     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of infrainguinal arteries has been frequently reported in the literature. Independent of the technical feasibility, the results, in short-and long-term follow-up differ among published series. The objective of this article was to assess the long-term results of angioplasty in small, (<3 cm) segmental lesions of the superficial femoral artery treated with primary stenting. Eighteen patients (12 men, 6 women) with lesions of the superficial femoral artery smaller than 3 cm were selected for endovascular treatment and follow-up. The median patient age was 65 years (range, 54 to 84). The indication for treatment was intermittent claudication in 7 patients and critical ischemia (ischemic pain associated with trophic lesions) in 11 patients (62%). Of these, 13 lesions were stenoses and 5 total occlusions. The run-off was good in 15 patients who had more than 2 distal arteries and 3 had only 1 patent artery. During follow-up, all patients were observed with physical examination, progressive exercise treadmill test; pulse volume was measured with Doppler and duplex scan after 1, 3, and 6 months, and then twice a year. There was only 1 primary failure; the initial success rate was 94%. During follow-up of 40 months (6 to 70 months), only 1 patient presented with thrombosis of the stent 6 months after the procedure. There was no symptomatic restenosis in our study. One patient suffered an acute myocardial infraction after 45 months and died. The primary patency after 1 and 3 years was 88%. No patient was lost to follow-up. Primary stenting of segmental lesions (less than 3 cm) of the superficial femoral artery produced satisfactory results immediately and during long-term follow-up.
Nelson Wolosker; Lívio Nakano; Marcia Maria Morales Anacleto; Pedro Puech-Leão
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular and endovascular surgery     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1538-5744     ISO Abbreviation:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Publication Date:    2003 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-01     Completed Date:  2003-12-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136421     Medline TA:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  271-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Rua Bento de Andrade 586, Jardim Paulistano, São Paulo-SP, CEP 04503-001, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Angioplasty, Balloon*
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / physiopathology,  therapy
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Femoral Artery / physiopathology,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / etiology,  mortality,  physiopathology
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Patency / physiology

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