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How should I treat a restenosis after superficial femoral artery stenting?

EuroIntervention 2013;8:1342-1345. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV8I11A203

1. Deutsches Herzzentrum, Technische Universität, Munich, Germany

BACKGROUND: A 67-year-old, hypertensive, male smoker presented to our institution complaining of right-sided intermittent claudication. Background history was notable for insulin-treated diabetes mellitus and multivessel coronary artery disease with previous acute coronary syndrome. Six months earlier, the patient had undergone percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stenting for symptomatic, long-segment proximal to mid right superficial femoral artery stenoses.

INVESTIGATION: Laboratory test, Doppler ultrasonography, angiography, computed tomography.

DIAGNOSIS: Superficial femoral artery in-stent restenosis.

TREATMENT: Paclitaxel-eluting balloon angioplasty.

KEYWORDS: Paclitaxel-eluting balloon, peripheral intervention, restenosis, stent


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