Published in Heart Disease Weekly, July 2nd, 2006
According to recent research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, "Because stent implantation for disease of the superficial femoral artery has been associated with high rates of late clinical failure, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty is preferred for endovascular treatment, and stenting is recommended only in the event of suboptimal technical results."
"We evaluated whether primary implantation of a self-expanding nitinol (nickel-titanium)...
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