Femoropopliteal angioplasty for severe limb ischaemia.

  title={Femoropopliteal angioplasty for severe limb ischaemia.},
  author={Iain Currie and Charles J. Wakeley and Sarah E Cole and Michael Graham Wyatt and David J. Scott and Roger N. Baird and Michael Horrocks},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={81 2},
Fifty patients undergoing 51 percutaneous transluminal angioplasties of the femoropopliteal segment for severe limb ischaemia were reviewed regularly. They comprised 30 men and 20 women of median age 70 (range 56-85) years. There were two deaths within 30 days. At 2 years the cumulative patient survival rate was 60 per cent. Eleven angioplasties were technical failures, 25 failed in the first 6 months and 14 were successful at 6 months' follow-up; in addition one patient died from myocardial… CONTINUE READING

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