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The purpose of this study to compare balloon angioplasty (PTA) vs. cutting balloon angioplasty (CB-PTA) in terms of patency and postintervention inflammation in peripheral artery disease.
Balloon Angioplasty is a minimal invasive technique for treatment of superficial femoropoliteal artery obstructions. Despite high initial success rate and an acceptably low complication rate, long-term-results are disappointing as restenosis may frequently occur. One of the hypothesis for the differences in the reported patency rates is that the amount of vessel trauma correlates directly to the prognosis (restenosis) of the treated vessel wall segment.
With the introduction of cutting balloons the problems of elastic recoil and residual stenosis might be resolved, by reduction of vessel wall trauma, vessel wall inflammation and consequently reduced neointima formation.
The promising results especially in coronary arteries led us to initiate a RCT comparing primary PTA vs. CB-PTA for treatment of femoropoliteal obstructions in patients with intermittent claudication or critical limb ischemia.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Medical University of Vienna
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:40:04-0400
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A technique utilizing a laser coupled to a catheter which is used in the dilatation of occluded blood vessels. This includes laser thermal angioplasty where the laser energy heats up a metal tip, and direct laser angioplasty where the laser energy directly ablates the occlusion. One form of the latter approach uses an EXCIMER LASER which creates microscopically precise cuts without thermal injury. When laser angioplasty is performed in combination with balloon angioplasty it is called laser-assisted balloon angioplasty (ANGIOPLASTY, BALLOON, LASER-ASSISTED).
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