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Case reports
Spontaneous recanalisation of the superficial femoral artery following angioplasty of the femoral artery in a patient with disseminated atherosclerosis – a case report

Paweł Latacz, Paweł Rostoff, Marcin Misztal, Andrzej Gackowski, Krzysztof Żmudka, Wiesława Piwowarska
Kardiol Pol 2007;65(2):173-177.

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Vol 65, No 2 (2007)
Other
Published online: 2007-02-23
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of a 51-year-old male with multivessel coronary artery disease and disseminated peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who underwent coronary angioplasty, followed by angioplasty with stent implantation of the left superficial iliac artery and right femoral artery. Thirty days later the patient was admitted for elective angioplasty of the previously closed superficial right femoral artery; however, angiography showed that the artery was patent with a residual stenosis which narrowed the vessel lumen by 10%. We believe that spontaneous recanalisation of this artery was caused by multiple factors, including cessation of smoking, physical training, pharmacological therapy and previous angioplasty of the right femoral artery.

Abstract

We present a case of a 51-year-old male with multivessel coronary artery disease and disseminated peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who underwent coronary angioplasty, followed by angioplasty with stent implantation of the left superficial iliac artery and right femoral artery. Thirty days later the patient was admitted for elective angioplasty of the previously closed superficial right femoral artery; however, angiography showed that the artery was patent with a residual stenosis which narrowed the vessel lumen by 10%. We believe that spontaneous recanalisation of this artery was caused by multiple factors, including cessation of smoking, physical training, pharmacological therapy and previous angioplasty of the right femoral artery.
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Keywords

peripheral arterial disease; angioplasty with stenting; spontaneous recanalisation

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Title

Case reports
Spontaneous recanalisation of the superficial femoral artery following angioplasty of the femoral artery in a patient with disseminated atherosclerosis – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 65, No 2 (2007)

Pages

173-177

Published online

2007-02-23

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2007;65(2):173-177.

Keywords

peripheral arterial disease
angioplasty with stenting
spontaneous recanalisation

Authors

Paweł Latacz
Paweł Rostoff
Marcin Misztal
Andrzej Gackowski
Krzysztof Żmudka
Wiesława Piwowarska

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