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Endovascular Techniques in Limb Salvage: Stents

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Hosam F. El-Sayed

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Abstract

In patients with critical limb ischemia, the first-line approach for limb salvage has shifted over the past decade from bypass surgery to endovascular intervention. Stenting for the treatment of lower-extremity arterial occlusive disease is an important tool and continues to evolve, with new stent designs and technologies that have been developed to provide superior patency rates and limb salvage. In this article, we discuss the role of peripheral stenting in the treatment of patients with critical limb ischemia, including a review of the relevant current literature and the future directions of such interventions.

How to Cite: 1. El-Sayed HF. Endovascular Techniques in Limb Salvage: Stents. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2013;9(2):79-83. DOI: http://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-9-2-79
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Published on 01 Apr 2013.
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