Endovascular Stents: A Review of Their Use in Peripheral Arterial Disease Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1007/s40256-013-0023-6 PMID: 23579965 Web of Science: 000319423300005

Cited authors

  • Kudagi, Vinod S.; White, Christopher J.


  • Technological advances in the past decade have shifted revascularization strategies from traditional open surgical approaches toward lower-morbidity percutaneous endovascular treatments for patients with lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The continuing advances in stent design, more than any other advances, have fueled the growth of catheter-based procedures by improving the safety, durability, and predictability of percutaneous revascularization. Although the 2007 TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC) guidelines recommend endovascular therapy for type A and B aortoiliac and femoropopliteal lesions, recent developments in stent technology and increased experience of interventionists have suggested that a strategy of endovascular therapy first is appropriate in experienced hands for TASC type D lesions. The role of endovascular interventions is also expanding in the treatment of limb-threatening ischemia.

Publication date

  • 2013

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1175-3277

Start page

  • 199

End page

  • 212


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