Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of the femoropopliteal artery: initial and long-term results.

@article{Krepel1985PercutaneousTA,
  title={Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of the femoropopliteal artery: initial and long-term results.},
  author={V M Krepel and George van Andel and Willem F M Van Erp and Paul John Breslau},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={156 2},
  pages={325-8}
}
Patients with dilated stenoses and recanalized occlusions were evaluated to assess the initial and long-term results of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in the femoropopliteal artery. The follow-up period was at least 1 year. The initial success rate was 84% (128/164). The initial results were influenced by the radiologist's experience, catheter selection, and type of lesion. The 5- and 7-year cumulative patency rates were 70% and 60%. There was no difference in long-term patency… CONTINUE READING

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