Prophylactic balloon angioplasty fails to prolong the patency of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene arteriovenous grafts: Results of a prospective randomized study Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Aorta, Thoracic
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Endovascular Procedures
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prosthesis Failure
  • Stents

abstract

  • This study demonstrates that a generic approach of PTA to treat all polytetrafluoroethylene grafts with stenoses > 50% does not prolong patency and cannot be supported.

publication date

  • October 7, 1997

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0741-5214(97)70031-4

PubMed ID

  • 9308584

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 382

end page

  • 90; discussion 390-2

volume

  • 26

number

  • 3