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Selection of patients with infrainguinal arterial occlusive disease for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with duplex scanning.
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PMID:  12225481     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To evaluate the role of duplex scanning in the selection of patients with infrainguinal arterial occlusive disease for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: From January 1995 through May 2000, 702 patients (952 limbs), with chronic lower extremity ischemia due to infrainguinal atherosclerotic disease diagnosed by duplex scanning, were retrospectively studied. Diagnostic angiography (130 limbs) or infrainguinal PTA (108 limbs) was performed in 238 limbs. Two investigators retrospectively analyzed the duplex examinations and angiographies in a blinded manner and used similar criteria for the interpretation of lesions suitable or not suitable for PTA. RESULTS: The superficial femoral, popliteal and crural artery lesions were correctly selected for PTA in 85%, 66% and 32%, respectively. The accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, negative predictive value and positive predictive value of duplex scanning to appropriately categorize femoropopliteal lesions as suitable or unsuitable for PTA were 89%, 83%, 92%, 94% and 78%, respectively. The accuracy of duplex scanning for predicting the performance of infrainguinal PTA was 83%. CONCLUSION: Duplex scanning has an important impact on the selection of treatment modalities in limbs with infrainguinal arterial occlusive disease. Femoropopliteal lesions can be reliably selected to PTA according to duplex scan findings.
A Boström Ardin; A-M Löfberg; A Hellberg; B Andrén; C Ljungman; K Logason; S Karacagil
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987)     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0284-1851     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Radiol     Publication Date:  2002 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-12     Completed Date:  2002-10-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706123     Medline TA:  Acta Radiol     Country:  Denmark    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  391-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon*
Arteriosclerosis / therapy*,  ultrasonography*
Leg / blood supply
Peripheral Vascular Diseases / therapy*,  ultrasonography*
Predictive Value of Tests
Retrospective Studies
Sensitivity and Specificity
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex

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