A prospective randomized study of stent graft placement after balloon angioplasty versus balloon angioplasty alone for the treatment of hemodialysis patients with prosthetic graft outflow stenosis. J Vasc Surg 2018; 68: 546–553.

Published: 27th February 2019

Authors: Yang H-T, Yu S-Y, Su T-W, Kao T-C, Hsieh H-C, Ko P-J et al.


Routine placement of a stent after angioplasty in this study that included 98 patients with a prosthetic fistula reduced the rate of restenosis at six months from 72 to 29 per cent, P<0.0001, and improved mean primary patency from 151 to 380 days, P<0.0001.

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