CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp 291–297 | Cite as

Stenting of the iliac arteries with the palmaz stent: Experience from a multicenter trial

  • Julio C. Palmaz
  • Jean C. Laborde
  • Frank J. Rivera
  • Carlos E. Encarnacion
  • James D. Lutz
  • Jonathan G. Moss
Vascular Applications: Arteries


Balloon-expandable, intraluminal stenting of the iliac arteries with the Palmaz stent was the subject of a multicenter study for 4 years. A total of 486 patients underwent 587 procedures. Four hundred and five patients had unilateral and 81 had bilateral iliac stent placements. Follow-up ranged from 1 to 48 months (mean 13.3±11 months). Sustained clinical benefit of the treated patients was obtained in 90.9% at 1 year, 84.1% at 2 years, and 68.6% at 43 months. Angiographic patency rate was 92%. Diabetes mellitus and poor runoff had significant negative influence on the clinical outcome. The 10% incidence of procedural complications was not altered by operator experience.

Key words

Atherosclerosis Iliac arteries Percutaneous balloon angioplasty Intravascular stents 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Julio C. Palmaz
    • 1
  • Jean C. Laborde
    • 1
  • Frank J. Rivera
    • 1
  • Carlos E. Encarnacion
    • 1
  • James D. Lutz
    • 1
  • Jonathan G. Moss
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThe University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

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