Redefining the treatment of peripheral artery disease. Role of percutaneous revascularization.

  title={Redefining the treatment of peripheral artery disease. Role of percutaneous revascularization.},
  author={Jeffrey M. Isner and Kenneth G Rosenfield},
  volume={88 4 Pt 1},
T he application of a catheter-based approach to the treatment of arterial occlusion of the lower extremities was proposed by Dotter and Judkins1 nearly 30 years ago; 13 years later, Gruentzig2 demonstrated that similar techniques could be used to achieve nonoperative revascularization in patients with obstructed coronary arteries. Before even one decade had elapsed following Gruentzig's seminal work, the demonstrated utility of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) altogether… CONTINUE READING


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