Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society E-ISSN 2667-5080

Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2012 , Vol 21 , Issue 2
Kalp ve Damar Cerrahlarının Arteriyel PTA/Stent Deneyimleri
Hikmet Selçuk GEDİK, Kemal KORKMAZ, Gökhan LAFCI, Ali Ümit YENER, Kerim ÇAĞLI
1Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Ankara Numune Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Ankara
2Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Ankara
Objective: We aimed to present our experience and results of interventional vascular procedures performed by cardiovascular surgery clinic due to chronic critical arterial stenosis. Material and Methods: Between December 2007 and December 2010, 51 patients (47 male, 4 female) were performed peripheral artery balloon angioplasty and/or stenting for critical limb ischemia due to lower extremity arterial stenosis. Results: After the intervention, full or near full openings (90% or above) were obtained in peroperative angiographic controls.No complication was encountered except for inguinal hematomas in 2 patients which dissolved spontaneously in 2 weeks period. In the early and midterm follow-up period, no stent occlusion was encountered. Conclusion: Peripheral bypass surgery in critical occlusive atherosclerotic vascular disease is a method often applied. Interventional radiological procedures are more important treatment methods because of being less invasive than surgery and more comfortable for patients. In our point of view this study is one of the valuable series which reveals experience and successful results of cardiovascular surgeons for PTA and stenting of the peripheral vascular patho- logies. Keywords : Cardiovascular surgery clinic; peripheral artery disease; peripheral artery balloon angioplasty; peripheral artery stenting
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