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Subintimal angioplasty in lower limb ischaemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16160685     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Subintimal angioplasty has been around for 18 years but has become popular only in the last 2 to 3 years, following a number of publications from various centres in Europe and the USA. After its initial successes in the femoropopliteal segment, the techniques has been extended to the infrapopliteal segment. Recanalization of long tibial occlusions and the possibility of reconstituting the trifurcation has proved to be most useful in the treatment of patients with critical limb ischaemia. Primary success rates of between 80 and 90% can be expected in the infrainguinal and the infrapopliteal segment. Patencies of 64% at 5 years in the superficial femoral artery for claudication has been reported. Limb salvage rates have been consistently high at around 85 to 90% at 1 year. Subintimal angioplasty has proved to be a useful and inexpensive way to treat intermittent claudication. For critical limb ischaemia, it has proved to be very effective.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-14     Completed Date:  2005-12-09     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:  385-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Leicester Royal Infirmary NHS Trust, Leicester, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty / methods*
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / complications,  surgery
Femoral Artery / surgery
Ischemia / etiology,  surgery*
Leg / blood supply*
Popliteal Artery / surgery
Tibial Arteries / surgery
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