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Online ISSN 1827-1847
INNOVATIONS IN BTK TREATMENT
Zwischenberger B. A. 1, Xenos E. 2
1 General Surgery Residency Program Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky Lexington, KY, USA;
2 Department of Surgery University of Kentucky Medical Center Lexington, KY, USA
Endovascular options for infrapopliteal arterial disease are growing and drug-eluting stents (DES) are becoming a viable option. Several studies have demonstrated superior patency during one-year follow-up; however, long-term performance of DES in infrapopliteal critical limb ischemia is not well characterized. The following review evaluates the survival, limb salvage, and stent patency at long-term (>2 years) follow-up.