Randomized clinical trial of stents versus angioplasty for the treatment of iliac artery occlusions (STAG trial).

@article{Goode2013RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized clinical trial of stents versus angioplasty for the treatment of iliac artery occlusions (STAG trial).},
  author={Stephen D Goode and Trevor J. Cleveland and Peter A Gaines},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={100 9},
  pages={1148-53}
}
BACKGROUND The management of total iliac artery occlusion is now undertaken routinely using percutaneous techniques but there are no controlled data to indicate whether either balloon angioplasty or stent placement is preferable. This was a multicentre randomized trial to assess whether stents confer any safety or efficacy advantage over balloon angioplasty for complete iliac artery occlusion. METHODS Six participating centres recruited patients with symptoms of lower limb peripheral arterial… CONTINUE READING
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