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In small peripheral vessels, angioplasty alone may confer best results

November 9, 2017

Patients with lesions in femoropopliteal vessels with a diameter smaller than 4 mm who were treated with balloon angioplasty alone had improved primary patency compared with those treated with routine or bailout stenting, according to an analysis published in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions.

Norihiko Kamioka, MD, of the department of cardiology at Kokura Memorial Hospital in Kitakyushu, Japan, and colleagues analyzed data from 337 patients (mean age, 72 years; 40% women) from the REAL-FP study who underwent endovascular therapy from 2004 to 2011 for femoropopliteal artery disease that affected the superficial femoral artery. Patients underwent a balloon angioplasty (n = 229) or stenting (n = 108).

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