The Journal of Japanese College of Angiology
Online ISSN : 1880-8840
Print ISSN : 0387-1126
ISSN-L : 0387-1126
Volume 52 , Issue September
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The 51st Annual Meeting; Panel Discussion 3
Original Article
  • Fuminori Kasashima, Takeshi Takagi, Kengo Kawakami, Yasushi Matsumoto, ...
    2012 Volume 52 Issue September Pages 309-315
    Published: September 10, 2012
    Released: September 10, 2012
    We evaluated outcomes of nitinol stent implantation for femoropopliteal lesions to determine risk factors of restenosis. Between 2006 and 2009, 54 patients with femoropopliteal occlusive disease underwent primary implantation of SMART Control. Initial success was achieved in all patients. Cumulative primary patency rates at 1 and 3 years were 84% and 69%, and secondary patency rates were 98% and 95%, respectively. In midterm, primary patency rates of nitinol stents were superior to those of stainless steel stents. Restenosis following nitinol stent implantation was associated with dyslipidemia, smaller reference diameter, and longer lesion length. For more excellent prognosis of patients with femoropopliteal diseases, management of comorbidities, cutting balloon angioplasty in small-diameter lesions, and conventional bypass in longer lesions should be considered. Strict surveillance including duplex ultrasonography of the patients with risk factors might optimize secondary patency through early detection and timely reintervention for restenosis.
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