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Online ISSN 1827-191X
THE MANAGEMENT OF IN-STENT RESTENOSIS IN PERIPHERAL ARTERIES
Franzone A., Stabile E., Carbone A., Scudiero F., Trimarco B., Esposito G.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, “Federico II” University, Naples, Italy
The treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR) in the femoro-popliteal artery (FPA) is one of the major challenges of endovascular therapy, occurring in up to 40% of femoro-popliteal lesions treated with bare-metal stents within 1 year of treatment. Drug-eluting technologies, involving local delivery of paclitaxel, are providing a new paradigm for the treatment of ISR. Preliminary experience shows promising results compared to other techniques such as cutting balloon angioplasty and debulking strategies. Based on available data, drug-eluting balloons (DEBs) seem sufficient as stand-alone treatment of FPA-ISR. However, larger evidence from randomized studies is warranted to identify the clinical and/or anatomical setting in which they could fail.