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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2014 August;55(4):473-6

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Value of covered stents to improve patency of long-segment SFA revascularization

Beschorner U., Zeller T.

Department of Angiology, University-Heart Center, Freiburg-Bad Krozingen, Germany


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Endovascular treatment has become first-line approach for revascularization of long and complex femoropopliteal lesions in many centers. This development urges the need for endovascular approaches with a sustainable success in terms of patency. In several recently published trials the Viabahn® endoprosthesis by Gore (W.L. Gore Inc, Flagstaff, AZ, USA) has shown promising patency rates comparable or even better than traditional surgical bypass procedures with prosthetic material.

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