MedPage Today - "Drug-Eluting Stents May Save Ischemic Limbs"

 – April 14, 2013  –– 

Drug-eluting stents provide good outcomes for patients with critical limb ischemia in whom balloon angioplasty has failed, a single-center study showed. During an average follow-up of 25 months, 89.3 percent of the patients remained free from amputation and 22.4 percent died, a mortality rate consistent with previous studies of endovascular treatment of critical limb ischemia, according to Robert Lookstein, MD, of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, who presented an abstract at the Society of Interventional Radiology meeting. Learn more