Balloon angioplasty compared with stenting for treatment of femoropopliteal occlusive disease: a meta-analysis.

@article{Mwipatayi2008BalloonAC,
  title={Balloon angioplasty compared with stenting for treatment of femoropopliteal occlusive disease: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Bibombe Patrice Mwipatayi and Alexandra Hockings and Matthias Hofmann and Marek W Garbowski and Kishore Sieunarine},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={
          461-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to review the currently available literature and to compare the short and long-term results of primary stenting and angioplasty of femoropopliteal occlusive disease by performing a meta-analysis review. METHODS A systematic review of the literature that was published between September 2000 and January 2007 was performed. All studies that reported data on the long-term results after balloon dilatation or stent implantation were included if at least one… CONTINUE READING
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