Efficacy of balloon angioplasty of the superficial femoral artery and popliteal artery in the relief of leg ischemia.

PURPOSE To assess the efficacy of balloon angioplasty in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) and popliteal artery for relief of lower-limb claudication and critical ischemia. METHODS All patients who underwent SFA or popliteal balloon angioplasty at the Royal Adelaide Hospital between January 1989 and September 1994 were reviewed. Risk factors… CONTINUE READING