Balloon angioplasty versus implantation of nitinol stents in the superficial femoral artery.

@article{Schillinger2006BalloonAV,
  title={Balloon angioplasty versus implantation of nitinol stents in the superficial femoral artery.},
  author={Martin Schillinger and S. Milad. Nayyer Sabeti and Christian Loewe and Petra Dick and Jasmin Amighi and Wolfgang Mlekusch and O Schlager and Manfred Cejna and Johannes Lammer and E. Minar},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={354 18},
  pages={1879-88}
}
BACKGROUND Because stent implantation for disease of the superficial femoral artery has been associated with high rates of late clinical failure, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty is preferred for endovascular treatment, and stenting is recommended only in the event of suboptimal technical results. We evaluated whether primary implantation of a self-expanding nitinol (nickel-titanium) stent yielded anatomical and clinical benefits superior to those afforded by percutaneous transluminal… CONTINUE READING
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