In-hospital outcomes and cost comparison of femoropopliteal reopening strategies.


PURPOSE Atherectomy has emerged as an alternative to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for endovascular reopening. Despite increasing use of atherectomy (and higher cost of atherectomy catheters compared with balloon catheters), few studies have compared outcomes and costs with other reopening strategies. METHODS We performed a retrospective… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.carrev.2010.12.003