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An Overview of the Treatment of Symptomatic Common Femoral Artery Lesions with a Focus on Endovascular Therapy

Authors Shammas NW, Abi Doumet A, Karia R, Khalafallah R

Received 13 December 2019

Accepted for publication 12 February 2020

Published 20 February 2020 Volume 2020:16 Pages 67—73

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/VHRM.S242291

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Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Harry Struijker-Boudier


Nicolas W Shammas, Amanda Abi Doumet, Rusina Karia, Rommy Khalafallah

Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Davenport, IA, USA

Correspondence: Nicolas W Shammas
Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation, 1622 E Lombard Street, Davenport, IA 52803, USA
Email shammas@mchsi.com

Abstract: Endarterectomy of common femoral artery lesions (CFA) carries favorable long-term results and is currently still considered the gold standard for treating these lesions. Although routine stenting has been considered an option for treating the CFA, it has yielded conflicting results and is currently reserved for a bailout of suboptimal endovascular results. Newer therapies with atherectomy or lithoplasty in conjunction with pharmacologic anti-proliferative therapies are promising with less bailout stenting and dissections but randomized trials are needed to confirm their effectiveness and safety.

Keywords: common femoral artery, angioplasty, stent, endarterectomy, atherectomy


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