Femoropopliteal angioplasty in patients with claudication: primary and secondary patency in 140 limbs with 1-3-year follow-up.

@article{Matsi1994FemoropoplitealAI,
  title={Femoropopliteal angioplasty in patients with claudication: primary and secondary patency in 140 limbs with 1-3-year follow-up.},
  author={Pekka J. Matsi and Hannu I. Manninen and Ritva L. Vanninen and Marjukka T. Suhonen and I E Oksala and Markku Laakso and Tanja Hakkarainen and Seppo Soimakallio},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={191 3},
  pages={727-33}
}
PURPOSE To determine the usefulness of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty in the femoropopliteal arteries in patients with claudication. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a prospective study of 106 claudicants (71 men and 35 women, aged 41-90 years [mean, 67 years]), a total of 208 lesions in 140 limbs were treated. The patients were followed up for 12-36 months. The patency rates were based on determination of the ankle-brachial index. RESULTS The hemodynamic success rate for all the treated… CONTINUE READING