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Use of the directional atherectomy for the treatment of femoro-popliteal lesions in patients with critical lower limb ischemia

  • Authors: Bracale, U.; Vitale, G.; Bajardi, G.; Narese, D.; Dinoto, E.; Giribono, A.; Ferrara, D.; Del Guercio, L.; Midiri, M.; Pecoraro, F.
  • Publication year: 2016
  • Type: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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Femoro-popliteal PTA for the treatment of critical limb ischemia is frequently associated with unsatisfactory procedural success rates while directional atherectomy (DCA) has improved success rate since claudicant patients undergoing percutaneous treatment of femoro-popliteal obstructive disease. The aim of this prospective study is to evaluate the safety, efficacy and procedural success of DCA, at one year, in the percutaneous treatment of femoro-popliteal obstructive disease in patients with critical limb ischemia.