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Long term results of a randomised trial of stenting of the superficial femoral artery for intermittent claudication

Gunnarson T, Bergman S, Parsson H, Gottsater A, Lindgren H.

Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2023; 65: 513-519.

In this study that included 100 patients, after 30 months, insertion of a stent improved role physical quality of life (QoL) scores, but not overall QoL, compared to best medical therapy. By 60 months QoL was similar in the two groups.

Comment: endovascular intervention for SFA disease is not a good long term solution.

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