Stent graft versus balloon angioplasty for failing dialysis-access grafts.

  title={Stent graft versus balloon angioplasty for failing dialysis-access grafts.},
  author={Ziv J. Haskal and Scott O. Trerotola and Bart L. Dolmatch and Earl Schuman and Sanford D Altman and Samuel Mietling and Scott Berman and Gordon McLennan and Clayton K. Trimmer and John Ross and Thomas M. Vesely},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={362 6},
BACKGROUND The leading cause of failure of a prosthetic arteriovenous hemodialysis-access graft is venous anastomotic stenosis. Balloon angioplasty, the first-line therapy, has a tendency to lead to subsequent recoil and restenosis; however, no other therapies have yet proved to be more effective. This study was designed to compare conventional balloon angioplasty with an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene endovascular stent graft for revision of venous anastomotic stenosis in failing… CONTINUE READING
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