Prospective randomized trial of cutting balloon angioplasty versus conventional balloon angioplasty for the treatment of hemodialysis access stenosis. J Vasc Surg 2014; 60: 735-740.

Published: 24th March 2015

Authors: Saleh HM, Gabr AK, Tawfik MM, Abouellail H


The initial success rate was similar in this study that included 623 patients. Primary assisted patency at one year was better after the cutting balloon was used: 63 versus 37 percent, P=0.037.

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