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Long Leg Lesions: Stents Not Better Than Surgery
eMediNexus,  01 December 2019
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#Cardiology #Internal Medicine #Pharmacist

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An endovascular-first approach to revascularization of long femoropopliteal lesions doesnt seem best for outcomes, according to an interim analysis of a small randomized trial.

Technical success with nitinol stent placement was worse than with primary vein bypass (87% vs 100%, P=0.006) in the cohort of 103 patients with femoropopliteal lesions averaging 276 mm in length, reported researchers in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.

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