Five-year Irish trial of CLI patients with TASC II type C/D lesions undergoing subintimal angioplasty or bypass surgery based on plaque echolucency.

@article{Sultan2009FiveyearIT,
  title={Five-year Irish trial of CLI patients with TASC II type C/D lesions undergoing subintimal angioplasty or bypass surgery based on plaque echolucency.},
  author={Sherif Sultan and Niamh Hynes},
  journal={Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={270-83}
}
PURPOSE To report a 5-year observational parallel group study comparing the effectiveness of subintimal angioplasty (SIA) to bypass grafting (BG) for treatment of TASC II type C/D lesions in the lower limb arteries of patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS Of 1076 patients referred with PVD from 2002 to 2007, 206 SIAs in 190 patients (104 women; mean age 73+/-13 years) and 128 bypass grafts in 119 patients (77 men; mean age 70+/-14 years) were enrolled in the study. All patients… CONTINUE READING
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