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Endovascular Treatment of Infrapopliteal Arteries

  • Stephen W. Waldo
  • Ehrin J. Armstrong
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Abstract

Patients with critical limb ischemia typically have multilevel peripheral artery disease including infrapopliteal atherosclerotic occlusions. Endovascular interventions to the infrapopliteal arteries are increasingly performed to maximize limb salvage and prevent major amputation. Recent advances in technical approaches to infrapopliteal artery lesion crossing and balloon angioplasty have improved limb salvage rates, while the addition of adjunctive and emerging therapies promises to improve long-term outcomes in this challenging patient population.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Interventional Cardiology, Denver VA Medical CenterUniversity of ColoradoDenverUSA

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