Distal macro- and microembolization during subintimal recanalization of femoropopliteal chronic total occlusions.

PURPOSE To investigate the phenomenon of distal embolization during subintimal angioplasty with or without stenting of femoropopliteal chronic total occlusions (CTOs). METHODS This prospective study included 40 consecutive patients (35 men; mean age 65.4±9.3 years) who underwent subintimal angioplasty alone (n=14) or with stenting (n=26) of CTOs in the… CONTINUE READING