ISSN 2564-7784 | E-ISSN 2564-7040
Original Article
One Year Outcomes of Femoropopliteal Chronic Total Occlusions Treated with Percutaneous
1 University of Health Sciences, Elazığ Research and Training Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Elazığ, Turkey  
Eur J Ther ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2019.19024

Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate results of percutaneous treated femoropopliteal chronic total occlusions (CTO).


Methods: Between January 2015 and December 2017, 204 limbs (167 patients) that were treated with drug coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty and/or self expandable stent (SES) implantation were assessed. Immediate and follow up features were expressed with frequency tables and Kaplan -Meier analysis was calculated for primary, primary assisted and secondary patency rates.


Results: In 202 cases (%99), optimal targeted success was achieved. Death, arterial rupture requiring surgery and myocardial infarction were not observed in hospital period. In only 6 cases (3%), an entry site hematoma developed but recovered without any intervention. Restenosis in 22 patients (5 in the first 6 months, 17 in the second 6 months) and reocclusion in 8 patients (2 in first 6 months, 6 in the second 6 months) were observed in one-year follow-up. Primary, primary assisted and secondary patency rates were found 85.1%, 96% and 98% respectively at the and of the first year.


Conclusion: Percutaneous revascularization of femoropopliteal CTOs seem to be safe and effective.

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