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Articles  |   October 2000
Endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease
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Cardiovascular Disorders
Articles   |   October 2000
Endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, October 2000, Vol. 100, 15S-20S. doi:
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, October 2000, Vol. 100, 15S-20S. doi:
Abstract

Atherosclerosis is a systemic disease affecting quality and length of life. Endovascular revascularization can be used to improve quality of life. The benefit is greatest in patients with subclavian, renal, or iliac artery symptomatic disease. The advent of stents improves the initial technical success rates of angioplasty to more than 90% in most locations. The development of stent: grafts has altered the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms and should be strongly considered as an alternative to open surgery.