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Factors Influencing Early and Late Follow-up Results After Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty of the Lower Limb Arteries

  • F. Mahler
  • A. Gallino
  • P. Probst
  • B. Nachbur
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Abstract

Between 1977 and 1982 a total number of 305 percutaneous transluminal angioplasties (PTAs) of the lower limbs were performed in 254 patients using Grüntzig balloon catheters [1]. Of these 252 were carried out for stenoses or occlusions in the femoral or popliteal artery and 53 for isolated iliac artery stenoses. In 15 patients (9 femoral, 6 iliac) PTA was performed on both sides; in 36 patients (30 femoral, 6 iliac) it was carried out because of a reocclusion after an initially successful PTA. Follow-up examinations including clinical evaluation, Doppler ultrasonic pressure measurement, and segmental oscillography were performed prospectively 3, 6, 12, 24, 36, and 48 months after PTA. A criterion for the success of PTA was that it reduced arm-ankle pressure difference by half 1–2 days after PTA. Beginning 2 days before PTA, all patients received acetyl salicylic acid 1.0g/day until peroral anticoagulation, started the day after PTA, was therapeutically effective, and no contraindications to anticoagulation (55 patients) were present.

Keywords

Patency Rate Popliteal Artery Rest Pain Primary Failure Femoropopliteal Artery 
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References

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    Grüntzig A (1977) Die perkutane transluminale Rekanalisation chronischer Arterienverschlüsse mit einer neuen Dilatationstechnik. Witzstrock, Baden-Baden.Google Scholar
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Mahler
  • A. Gallino
  • P. Probst
  • B. Nachbur

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