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Remote superficial femoral artery endarterectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15179330     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The advent of minimally invasive procedures such as percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with or without stent, laser-assisted balloon angioplasty, and atherectomy, whose results have proven disappointing in the treatment of long-segment (> more than 15 cm) superficial femoral artery (SFA) occlusive disease, stimulated a reassessment of SFA endarterectomy. With the evolution of remote superficial femoral artery endarterectomy (RSFAE) a minimally invasive technique became available which could be performed through a single incision, allowed, debulking of the arterial plaque, and placement of an endovascular stent. We report results of RSFAE in an initial trial, results of RSFAE in concert with the aSpire Covered Stent which is a flexible ePTFE covered Nitinol stent with significant radial strength to withstand torsional stresses at the knee joint, and RSFAE and distal vein bypass for limb salvage.
D Rosenthal; J D Martin; P J Schubart; E D Wellons
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-04     Completed Date:  2004-08-24     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:  185-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departmernt of Vascular Surgery, Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / radiography,  surgery*
Clinical Trials, Phase I as Topic
Clinical Trials, Phase II as Topic
Endarterectomy / instrumentation,  methods*
Femoral Artery / radiography,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Limb Salvage / instrumentation,  methods
Middle Aged
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive / methods
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Patency

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