The use of below-knee percutaneous transluminal angioplasty in arterial occlusive disease causing chronic critical limb ischemia
1996 (English)In: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, ISSN 0174-1551, E-ISSN 1432-086X, Vol. 19, no 5, 317-322 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
PURPOSE: To determine the efficacy, safety and long-term results of crural artery percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in limbs with chronic critical limb ischemia (CLI).
METHODS: Patients undergoing crural artery PTA due to CLI were followed at regular clinic visits with ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) measurements. PTA of the crural arteries was attempted either alone (n = 39) or in combination with PTA of the superficial and/or popliteal artery (n = 55) in 86 limbs (82 patients and 94 procedures) presenting with CLI. The ages of patients ranged from 37 to 94 years (mean 72 years). The indications for PTA were rest pain in 10 and ulcer/gangrene in 84 limbs.
RESULTS: A technically successful PTA with at least one crural level was achieved in 88% of cases (n = 83). Cumulative primary clinical success rates at 6, 12, 24, and 36 months were 55%, 51%, 36%, and 36%, respectively. Cumulative secondary clinical success and limb salvage rates at 36 months were 44% and 72%, respectively.
CONCLUSION: PTA of the crural arteries might be considered the primary choice of treatment in patients with CLI and distal lesions with localized stenosis or segmental short occlusions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1996. Vol. 19, no 5, 317-322 p.
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, Below knee, Arteries
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-58384DOI: 10.1007/BF02570182PubMedID: 8781151OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-58384DiVA: diva2:86294