Rationale and benefits of surveillance after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting of iliac and femoral arteries

Evan C. Lipsitz, George L. Berdejo

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Abstract

Duplex surveillance of lower extremity bypass grafts significantly improves both primary assisted and secondary patency rates.1,2 In this setting duplex ultrasound provides objective, hemodynamic data, and can provide detailed anatomic information both in terms of degree of stenosis as well as plaque characteristics and morphology. It can also be cost-effective.3 The goal of any surveillance protocol is to reduce procedural failures by detecting disease progression within the treated segment and allow for reintervention before a failure is realized. Such a protocol will ideally be cost-effective based on the assumption that the cost of reintervention is less than the cost of treating a failure of that procedure, which is likely to require a more complex intervention with potentially greater morbidity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNoninvasive Vascular Diagnosis
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical Guide to Therapy: Second Edition
PublisherSpringer London
Pages279-286
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)1846284465, 9781846284465
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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