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Endovascular revascularization for aortoiliac atherosclerotic disease

Authors Aggarwal V, Waldo S, Armstrong E

Received 20 October 2015

Accepted for publication 3 December 2015

Published 29 March 2016 Volume 2016:12 Pages 117—127

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/VHRM.S98721

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Daniel Duprez


Vikas Aggarwal,1 Stephen W Waldo,2,3 Ehrin J Armstrong2,3

1Prairie Heart Institute, St John's Hospital, Springfield, IL, 2Section of Cardiology, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 3Section of Cardiology, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA

Abstract: Atherosclerotic iliac artery disease is increasingly being treated with endovascular techniques. A number of new stent technologies can be utilized with high long-term patency, including self-expanding stents, balloon-expandable stents, and covered stents, but comparative data on these stent types and in more complex lesions are lacking. This article provides a review of currently available iliac stent technologies, as well as complex procedural aspects of iliac artery interventions, including approaches to the treatment of iliac bifurcation disease, long segment occlusions, choice of stent type, and treatment of iliac artery in-stent restenosis.

Keywords: peripheral artery disease, iliac artery, balloon expandable stent, self expanding stent, covered stent, claudication, endovascular

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