Excimer laser atherectomy combined with drug-coated balloon angioplasty for the treatment of chronic obstructive femoropopliteal arterial disease.

Excimer laser atherectomy combined with drug-coated balloon angioplasty for the treatment of chronic obstructive femoropopliteal arterial disease. Exp Ther Med. 2020 Mar;19(3):1887-1895 Authors: Liu H, Gu Y, Yang S, He J, Zhang F Abstract The aim of the present retrospective study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety and the primary results following application of excimer laser atherectomy (ELA) combined with adjunctive drug-coated balloon angioplasty (DCBA) as the first-line endovascular treatment for patients with chronic obstructive femoropopliteal arterial disease. The baseline characteristics and angiographic variables of all patients who underwent ELA for stable chronic obstructive femoropopliteal arterial disease at Tianjin First Central Hospital (Tianjin, China) between May and December 2017 were collected. Information on clinical characteristics, including the 12-month primary patency rate, technical success rate, procedural success rate, bailout stenting rate, target lesion revascularization and major adverse events, was obtained following review of the patients' medical records. A descriptive analysis was performed on all variables. Kaplan-Meier curves were plotted for the primary patency rate. The present study included 17 consecutive patients (age, 68.9±7.4 years; 94.1% males) who were followed up for 12 months after the intervention. Adjunctive BA was performed in 100% of the cases. The occlusion length was 23.3±8.9 cm (ran...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research

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