The histological characteristics and virtual histology findings of the tissues obtained by a distal protection device during endovascular therapy for peripheral artery disease.


BACKGROUND Distal embolization (DE) is one of the most serious complications of endovascular therapy (EVT). The purpose of the present study was to characterize the lesions that indicate a high risk of DE in patients undergoing EVT, and to investigate the pathological characteristics of the debris. METHODS Seventy-three consecutive patients with… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2016.02.002


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