Gerald Dorros

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BACKGROUND In a prospective, nonrandomized, consecutive series of tibioperoneal vessel angioplasty (TPVA), critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients' data were analyzed with regard to immediate and follow-up success. METHODS AND RESULTS TPVA was successful in 270 of 284 critically ischemic limbs (95%), with 167 limbs (59%) requiring dilatation of 333(More)
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of the subclavian and innominate arteries was performed in 27 patients at 33 sites (30 subclavian, 3 innominate). All procedures were successful angiographically and clinically and were without complication. The ipsilateral arm was utilized in all cases. Indications for the procedure included claudication (ten(More)
Our purpose was to review the current status of carotid artery stent placement throughout the world. Surveys were sent to major interventional centers in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. Information from peer-reviewed journals was also included and supplemented the survey. The survey asked various questions regarding the patients enrolled,(More)
BACKGROUND Stent revascularization is perceived as superior to balloon angioplasty and surgical revascularization, but the paucity of stent publications precludes even historical comparison with surgical data. METHODS AND RESULTS Palmaz-Schatz stent revascularization of renal artery stenosis was successfully performed on 163 consecutive patients for(More)
PURPOSE To report the results of the FDA phase II, multicenter trial of the Wallstent in the iliac and femoral arteries. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two hundred twenty-five patients entered the trial. Stents were placed in the iliac system in 140 patients and in the femoral system in 90 (five patients required both iliac and femoral stents). Clinical patency was(More)
The complications reported in the first 1500 patients enrolled in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) Registry are analyzed. Data were contributed from 73 centers between September 1977 and April 1981. PTCA was successful in 63% of attempts. Five hundred forty-three in-hospital complications(More)
Primary (without antecedent balloon dilation) Palmaz stent implantation was successfully performed in 27 consecutive patients entering with 31 obstructed subclavian arteries. Stents (n = 50) were successfully deployed, using the brachial (n = 7), femoral (n = 16), or combined (n = 8) approach, to revascularize 31 subclavian vessels [8 occluded (26%); 23(More)
The purpose of this article is to review and update the current status of carotid artery stent placement in the world. Surveys to major interventional centers in Europe, North and South America, and Asia were initially completed in June 1997. Subsequent information from these 24 centers in addition to 12 new centers has been obtained to update the(More)
Acute coronary events reported in patients enrolled in the NHLBI PTCA Registry were analyzed. Data were collected on 3,079 patients from 105 contributing centers. Coronary vascular events (dissection, occlusion, spasm, embolism, perforation or rupture) or ischemic events (MI or prolonged angina) occurred in 418 patients (13.6%). Major complications (MI),(More)
PURPOSE To report a percutaneous technique for endovascular repair of iliac artery aneurysms using commercially available materials. METHODS Ten patients (9 males; mean age 65 +/- 11 years) presented with 11 isolated iliac artery aneurysms; 3 patients were asymptomatic. Stent-grafts were customized for each patient from polytetrafluoroethylene grafts with(More)