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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933522/drug-coated-balloons-in-the-superficial-femoral-artery
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Oliver Schlager, Michael E Gschwandtner, Andrea Willfort-Ehringer, Florian Wolf, Christian Loewe, Renate Koppensteiner, Michael Lichtenberg
Despite the progress in endovascular treatment of patients with peripheral arterial disease, restenosis remains the major drawback, especially in patients with femoropopliteal lesions. To reduce neointimal proliferation and subsequent restenosis the use of antiproliferative drug eluting devices was implemented in the endovascular treatment of femoropopliteal disease. Aiming to use the favorable effects of these antiproliferative agents and to reduce foreign body exposure in affected arteries, drug coated balloons (DCB) have been developed...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916599/directional-atherectomy-followed-by-a-paclitaxel-coated-balloon-to-inhibit-restenosis-and-maintain-vessel-patency-twelve-month-results-of-the-definitive-ar-study
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Thomas Zeller, Ralf Langhoff, Krishna J Rocha-Singh, Michael R Jaff, Erwin Blessing, Beatrice Amann-Vesti, Marek Krzanowski, Patrick Peeters, Dierk Scheinert, Giovanni Torsello, Sebastian Sixt, Gunnar Tepe
BACKGROUND: Studies assessing drug-coated balloons (DCB) for the treatment of femoropopliteal artery disease are encouraging. However, challenging lesions, such as severely calcified, remain difficult to treat with DCB alone. Vessel preparation with directional atherectomy (DA) potentially improves outcomes of DCB. METHODS AND RESULTS: DEFINITIVE AR study (Directional Atherectomy Followed by a Paclitaxel-Coated Balloon to Inhibit Restenosis and Maintain Vessel Patency-A Pilot Study of Anti-Restenosis Treatment) was a multicenter randomized trial designed to estimate the effect of DA before DCB to facilitate the development of future end point-driven randomized studies...
September 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902817/-clinical-efficacy-of-electric-stimulation-of-crural-muscles-in-comprehensive-treatment-of-post-thrombotic-disease
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V V Ryzhkin, K V Lobastov, A V Vorontsova, I V Schastlivtsev, V E Barinov, E K Naumov, L A Laberko
The purpose of the study was to evaluate clinical efficacy of electromyostimulation (EMS) of the crural muscles as part of comprehensive therapy for post-thrombotic disease in patients with residual venous obstruction in the femoropopliteal segment. We carried out a prospective comparative clinical study enrolling patients having endured a fist episode of clinically unprovoked venous thrombosis of the femoropopliteal segment and completed the standard 6-month course of anticoagulant therapy and presenting with ultrasonographic signs of complete recanalization of the proximal venous segments (stenosis of 20% and more from the vessel's initial diameter), as well as scoring 5 points and more by the Villalta scale...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893701/impact-of-vascular-calcifications-on-long-femoropopliteal-stenting-outcomes
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Adrien Kaladji, Pierre-Alexandre Vent, Aurore Danvin, Philippe Chaillou, Alain Costargent, Béatrice Guyomarch, Thibaut Quillard, Yann Gouëffic
OBJECTIVE: Vascular calcifications (VCs) may be a prognostic factor for outcome after endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Semi-quantitative analysis with X-ray imaging is the main limiting factor for assessing VCs. The aim of the present study was to find a correlation between the amount of VC with a CT scan quantification and mid-term results of endovascular treatment of TASC C/D femoropopliteal (FP) lesions. METHODS: Patients belonging to two previously published registries (STELLA and STELLA PTX) and who underwent a preoperative CT scan were retrospectively included in the study...
September 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884985/staged-endovascular-repair-of-critical-limb-ischemia-in-high-risk-patients-the-procedural-and-clinical-outcomes
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Guang Liu, Chaoyi Cui, Minyi Yin, Kaichuang Ye, Xaiobing Liu, Jinbao Qin, Huihua Shi, Xintian Huang, Min Lu, Xinwu Lu, Weimin Li, Mier Jiang
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate the procedural and clinical outcomes after staged angioplasty in high-risk, chronic, critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients. METHODS: Between 2013 and 2015, 29 patients (29 limbs) (mean age 77 years) were treated by staged revascularization procedures in (i) the iliac artery-DFA alone or with the femoropopliteal artery followed by (ii) the femoropopliteal artery and a below-the-knee artery. All patients had long-segment iliofemoral artery and below-the-knee artery (TASCII D) occlusions with abnormal serum myoglobin and ischemic lesions...
September 7, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876565/pattern-and-distribution-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-in-diabetic-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-rutherford-clinical-category-4-6
#6
M J Motsumi, N G Naidoo
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the pattern and distribution of peripheral arterial disease in diabetic patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI) and to stratify the findings according to the patients' risk factor profile, gender and age group. METHOD: We conducted a one-year prospective descriptive study (January 2014 to December 2014) at Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town. The research protocol and the informed consent were approved by the Institutional Review Board, and all subjects included in this study gave an informed consent...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867375/calcified-plaque-modification-alters-local-drug-delivery-in-the-treatment-of-peripheral-atherosclerosis
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Abraham R Tzafriri, Fernando Garcia-Polite, Brett Zani, James Stanley, Benny Muraj, Jennifer Knutson, Robert Kohler, Peter Markham, Alexander Nikanorov, Elazer R Edelman
BACKGROUND: Calcific atherosclerosis is a major challenge to intraluminal drug delivery in peripheral artery disease (PAD). OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the effects of orbital atherectomy on intraluminal paclitaxel delivery to human peripheral arteries with substantial calcified plaque. METHODS: Diagnostic angiography and 3-D rotational imaging of five fresh human lower limbs revealed calcification in all main arteries. The proximal or distal segment of each artery was treated using an orbital atherectomy system (OAS) under simulated blood flow and fluoroscopy...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838085/long-term-survival-and-fate-of-the-leg-in-de-novo-intermittent-claudication
#8
Hisao Kumakura, Hiroyoshi Kanai, Yoshiaki Hojo, Toshiya Iwasaki, Shuichi Ichikawa
Aims: The long-term life expectancy and fate of the leg, including progression rate to critical limb ischaemia (CLI), were analysed in de novo patients with intermittent claudication (IC). Methods and results: A prospective cohort study was performed in 1107 patients with de novo IC. The endpoints were overall survival (OS), freedom from major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), freedom from major adverse cardiovascular and limb events (MACLE), and fate of the leg...
July 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837370/drug-delivering-endovascular-treatment-versus-angioplasty-in-artery-occlusion-diseases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
Xudong Chen, Jianhui Li, Chengfei Zheng, Yunjun He, Junjun Jia, Xiaohui Wang, Donglin Li, Tao Shang, Ming Li
OBJECTIVE: The best management of patients with femoropopliteal and infrapopliteal artery occlusion disease is not clear. This study aimed to compare the efficacy of drug-coated balloons (DCB) and drug-eluting stents (DES) with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in patients with femoropopliteal or infrapopliteal arterial occlusive disease. METHODS: Medline, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Google Scholar databases were searched for randomized controlled trials from January 1, 2000 until June 30, 2016...
August 24, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826727/randomized-comparison-of-femoropopliteal-artery-drug-eluting-balloons-and-drug-eluting-stents-forest-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hidde Jongsma, Patricia van Mierlo-van den Broek, Farshad Imani, Daniel van den Heuvel, Jean-Paul P M de Vries, Bram Fioole
The optimal endovascular treatment for femoropopliteal arterial occlusive disease has yet to be assessed. Patency rates after uncoated balloon angioplasty are disappointing. Although stents have better outcomes, they also have limitations. Intra-arterial stenting may lead to stent thrombosis and flow pattern disruption, which may result in stent fracture or in-stent restenosis. In the past decade, drug-eluting balloons (DEBs) and drug-eluting stents (DESs) have been introduced, and both have been proven to possess antirestenotic features compared with conventional techniques...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815378/effect-of-aging-on-mechanical-stresses-deformations-and-hemodynamics-in-human-femoropopliteal-artery-due-to-limb-flexion
#11
Anastasia Desyatova, Jason MacTaggart, Rodrigo Romarowski, William Poulson, Michele Conti, Alexey Kamenskiy
Femoropopliteal artery (FPA) reconstructions are notorious for poor clinical outcomes. Mechanical and flow conditions that occur in the FPA with limb flexion are thought to play a significant role, but are poorly characterized. FPA deformations due to acute limb flexion were quantified using a human cadaver model and used to build a finite element model that simulated surrounding tissue forces associated with limb flexion-induced deformations. Strains and intramural principal mechanical stresses were determined for seven age groups...
August 16, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795488/angiographic-classification-of-patterns-of-restenosis-following-femoropopliteal-artery-intervention-a-proposed-scoring-system
#12
Lawrence A Garcia, Krishna J Rocha-Singh, Prakash Krishnan, Thomas Zeller, Gunnar Tepe, Mark Fleming, Juan F Granada, Mark A Turco, Christopher Tieché, Michael R Jaff
OBJECTIVES: To propose a classification system for characterizing angiographic femoropopliteal artery restenosis patterns associated with common endovascular modalities. BACKGROUND: Peripheral artery disease is a worldwide issue affecting millions of people. Despite a myriad of endovascular technologies available to treat peripheral artery disease of the femoropopliteal arteries, restenosis remains a common failure mode. Characterizing common patterns of restenosis is important to discern the potential impact of baseline patient, lesion, and procedural characteristics, as well as treatment modalities on either the primary success or the failure patterns associated with restenosis...
August 10, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795481/robotic-technology-in-interventional-cardiology-current-status-and-future-perspectives
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Ehtisham Mahmud, Ali Pourdjabbar, Lawrence Ang, Omid Behnamfar, Mitul P Patel, Ryan R Reeves
Robotic technology has been utilized in cardiovascular medicine for over a decade, and over that period, its use has been expanded to percutaneous coronary and peripheral vascular interventions. The safety and feasibility of robotically assisted percutaneous cardiovascular interventions has been demonstrated in studies including simple to complex coronary lesions, and both iliac and femoropopliteal lesions. These reports have shown that robotically assisted PCI significantly reduces operator exposure to harmful ionizing radiation without a detrimental effect on procedural success or clinical efficacy...
August 10, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780037/drug-coated-balloons-for-treatment-of-femoropopliteal-disease-a-step-toward-an-elusive-goal
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Ivan P Casserly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 27, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780030/the-24-month-results-of-the-lutonix%C3%A2-global-sfa-registry-worldwide-experience-with%C3%A2-lutonix%C3%A2-drug-coated-balloon
#15
Marcus Thieme, Peter Von Bilderling, Christian Paetzel, Dimitrios Karnabatidis, Julio Perez Delgado, Michael Lichtenberg
OBJECTIVES: The Global SFA Registry sought to assess safety, clinical benefit, and outcomes of the Lutonix 035 drug-coated balloon (DCB) in a heterogeneous, real-world patient population at 12 and 24 months. BACKGROUND: Numerous clinical studies have evaluated the use of angioplasty for revascularization of femoropopliteal arteries in peripheral arterial disease with restenosis rates of 40% to 60% at 6 to 12 months. Data from recent studies document decreased restenosis rates and improvement in patency in patients receiving angioplasty of femoropopliteal arteries with DCBs...
August 28, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766400/transvenous-intravascular-ultrasound-guided-endovascular-treatment-for-chronic-total-occlusion-of-infrainguinal-arteries
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Yasuhiro Takahashi, Taisuke Sato, Hirotake Okazaki, Ayaka Nozaki, Masato Matsushita, Masataka Kamiya, Wataru Shimizu
PURPOSE: To investigate the 1-year outcomes of transvenous intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided endovascular therapy (EVT) for chronic total occlusion (CTO) of the lower extremity arteries. METHODS: Transvenous IVUS-guided EVT was performed in 44 patients (50 limbs) with CTO of the femoropopliteal arteries or tibioperoneal trunk. Treatment involved crossing a guidewire through the CTO under the guidance of both fluoroscopic and IVUS imaging, along with insertion of the IVUS catheter into a vein parallel to the target artery...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765738/baseline-characteristics-of-a-retrospective-patient-cohort-in-the-korean-vascular-intervention-society-endovascular-therapy-in-lower-limb-artery-diseases-k-vis-ella-registry
#17
Young-Guk Ko, Chul-Min Ahn, Pil-Ki Min, Jae-Hwan Lee, Chang-Hwan Yoon, Cheol Woong Yu, Seung Whan Lee, Sang-Rok Lee, Seung Hyuk Choi, Yoon Seok Koh, In-Ho Chae, Donghoon Choi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Korean Vascular Intervention Society Endovascular Therapy in Lower Limb Artery Diseases (K-VIS ELLA) Registry is a multicenter observational study with retrospective and prospective cohorts of patients with lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) undergoing endovascular treatment. In this study, we report the baseline characteristics of this retrospective cohort. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In the present study we analyzed datasets of 3073 patients with 3972 target limbs from a retrospective cohort treated with endovascular therapy in 31 Korean hospitals...
July 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762154/the-aortic-bifurcation-angle-as-a-factor-in-application-of-the-outback-for-femoropopliteal-lesions-in-ipsilateral-versus-contralateral-approaches
#18
Daniel Raskin, Boris Khaitovich, Shmuel Balan, Daniel Silverberg, Moshe Halak, Uri Rimon
PURPOSE: To assess the technical success of the Outback reentry device in contralateral versus ipsilateral approaches for femoropopliteal arterial occlusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of patients treated for critical limb ischemia (CLI) using the Outback between January 2013 and July 2016 was performed. Age, gender, length and site of the occlusion, approach site, aortic bifurcation angle, and reentry site were recorded. Calcification score was assigned at both aortic bifurcation and reentry site...
July 31, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760325/commentary-on-a-pilot-study-of-femoropopliteal-artery-revascularisation-with-a-low-dose-paclitaxel-coated-balloon-is-predilatation-necessary
#19
N Chakfé
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 28, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759652/sleep-apnoea-is-common-in-severe-peripheral-arterial-disease
#20
Nadjib Schahab, Sarah Sudan, Christian Schaefer, Vedat Tiyerili, Martin Steinmetz, Georg Nickenig, Dirk Skowasch, Carmen Pizarro
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerotic conditions have been demonstrated to be associated with sleep- disordered breathing (SDB). Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) represents severe atherosclerosis with a high mortality. In early stages of PAD a substantial prevalence of sleep apnoea has already been shown. Here, we sought to determine the frequency of undiagnosed sleep apnoea in a homogeneous group of advanced PAD patients undergoing percutaneous revascularization. METHODS: 59 consecutive patients (mean age: 71...
2017: PloS One
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