Cutting balloon angioplasty for resistant venous stenoses of dialysis access: immediate and patency results.

@article{Wu2008CuttingBA,
  title={Cutting balloon angioplasty for resistant venous stenoses of dialysis access: immediate and patency results.},
  author={Chih-Cheng Wu and Szu-Chi Wen},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2008},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={250-4}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the technical success, safety and patency of cutting balloon angioplasty for the treatment of resistant dialysis access stenoses. BACKGROUND Cutting balloon angioplasty has been proposed to be useful in treating resistant dialysis access stenoses. However, they are based on experience with very limited cases and formal patency data is insufficient. METHODS The author retrospectively reviewed 896 percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) procedures for the treatment… CONTINUE READING
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