19 patients with occluded superficial femoral arteries were transferred to our department for low speed rotational angioplasty (Viadyn, Atherodyn) in a 15 months period. Sondage of the origin of the artery was impossible in 2 patients. Primary success rate of recanalization was 84.2%. After successful intervention the implantation of a stent was performed because of an intimal dissection in one patient. In another case we performed a clot lysis. Low speed rotational angioplasty seems to be suitable as a method of first choice in recanalization of occluded superficial femoral arteries. It is easy to manage, available at relatively low cost and is low invasive.
|Translated title of the contribution||Low-speed rotational angioplasty in superficial femoral arteries|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine