Clinical Outcome Following Infra-Inguinal Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasy for Critical Limb Ischemia

@article{Matsagas2003ClinicalOF,
  title={Clinical Outcome Following Infra-Inguinal Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasy for Critical Limb Ischemia},
  author={Miltiadis I. Matsagas and Marco A. Rivera and Tan Thanh Tran and Adam B. Mitchell and Peter Ashley Robless and Alun H Davies and George Geroulakos},
  journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={26},
  pages={251-255}
}
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and durability of infra-inguinal PTA in patients with CLI, in terms of clinical outcome. Design: Retrospective study of 50 consecutive patients with CLI that were exclusively treated by infra-inguinal PTA. Methods: The indications for intervention were rest pain in seven (14%) patients, non-healing ulcers in 27 (54%), and gangrenous lesions in 16 (32%). Thirty-three (66%) of these patients presented with a single arterial lesion, and… CONTINUE READING