Semin intervent Radiol 2009; 26(4): 303-314
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1242203
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Endovascular Treatment of Femoral-Popliteal Disease

Adam Ryan Geronemus1 , Constantino S. Peña1
  • 1Department of Interventional Radiology, Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Miami, Florida
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Publication Date:
17 November 2009 (online)


Available and improved options for the treatment of femoral-popliteal disease have increased over the last decade. Even though most patients suffering from claudication due to femoral-popliteal disease are treated with aggressive medical and noninvasive methods, patients with limb-threatening disease and severely lifestyle-limiting symptoms are treated with invasive treatments, which include endovascular treatment options. Unfortunately, the unique forces involved in this vascular segment have challenged the long-term patency and clinical effectiveness of these treatments. The purpose of this brief review is to discuss treatment strategies and options for patients with femoral-popliteal disease. Included in this discussion will be the review of data from recent published studies and late-breaking trials as it pertains to certain treatment strategies.


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Constantino S PeñaM.D. 

Medical Director of Vascular Imaging, Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute

Department of Interventional Radiology, Miami, FL 33176