Limb salvage in poor-risk patients using transluminal angioplasty.

@article{Rush1983LimbSI,
  title={Limb salvage in poor-risk patients using transluminal angioplasty.},
  author={Daniel S Rush and Bruce L. Gewertz and C. T. Lu and David Ball and Christopher K. Zarins},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1983},
  volume={118 10},
  pages={1209-12}
}
We performed percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in 97 limbs of 86 patients with end-stage occlusive disease in whom vascular reconstruction was not possible. Most patients required dilation of long-segment occlusions and/or multiple lesions. Angiographic appearance was improved in 87 limbs of 78 patients (90%). Ankle-brachial pressure index… CONTINUE READING