Superficial femoral artery interventions

Cristina Sanina, Pedro R. Cox-Alomar, Prakash Krishnan, Jose M. Wiley

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The femoral-popliteal segment is the most commonly involved compartment among atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Femoral-popliteal lesions are usually long and have varying degrees of calcification with most of these lesions being TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC) C and D lesions. Endovascular techniques and strategies have rapidly evolved over the past decade and have become the initial strategy for most femoral-popliteal lesions. Even in complex lesions, such as in patients who present with critical limb ischemia (CLI), the endovascular approach is the preferred choice in most cases. The last few years have seen an increase in the use of percutaneous interventions for superficial femoral artery disease in the setting of symptomatic PAD. The following endovascular techniques have been used for recanalization of the superficial femoral arteries: balloon angioplasty, bare metal stents, drug-eluting stent placement, drug-eluting balloon angioplasty, cryotherapy and atherectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInterventional Cardiology
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781118983652
ISBN (Print)9781118976036
StatePublished - Nov 21 2016


  • Atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Bare metal stents
  • Critical limb ischemia
  • Cryotherapy
  • Drug-eluting balloon angioplasty
  • Drug-eluting stent placement
  • Endovascular techniques
  • Femoral-popliteal lesions
  • Transatlantic inter-society consensus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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