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REVIEW  MANAGEMENT OF COMPLEX LESIONS IN PAD 

The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2017 October;58(5):698-714

DOI: 10.23736/S0021-9509.17.10025-X

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Drug-coated balloons for long lesions in peripheral arterial disease

Jun LI 1, 2, Sahil A. PARIKH 3

1 Department of Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA; 2 Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA; 3 Endovascular Services, Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center/NY Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA


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In the current era, endovascular treatment of long femoropopliteal lesions (>15 cm) is becoming more feasible and favorable, with patency rates that rival surgical outcomes. Drug-coated balloons offer promising results at least to one year follow-up although randomized, controlled trials to evaluate its efficacy compared to other treatment modalities (surgical and endovascular alike) is lacking at this time.


KEY WORDS: Lower extremities - Peripheral arterial disease - Endovascular procedures

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