Length and pressure matter: Expediting evidence-based progress in femoropoliteal intervention

Academic Article

Abstract

  • © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Preprocedural lesion length and ankle-brachial indices (ABI) synergistically predict 12-month patency and repeat revacularization in claudicants treated with bare metal nitinol stents for femoropopliteal disease. This predictive length-ABI model will permit broader evidence-based indirect comparisons of newer femoropopliteal approaches such as drug eluting balloon treatment with or without atherectomy. The length-ABI model is a step to supplement and supplant randomized controlled trials with indirect comparisons as the necessary evidence source expediting innovation and optimizing personalized endovascular therapy for infrainguinal obstructive peripheral arterial disease.
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    Author List

  • Chatterjee A; Hillegass WB
  • Start Page

  • 1257
  • End Page

  • 1258
  • Volume

  • 89
  • Issue

  • 7