Use of endovascular stents in the peripheral circulation.


Journal Article (Review)

The concept of transluminal treatment of vascular obstruction by the percutaneous approach was introduced by Dotter and Judkins, in 1964. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) developed rapidly into an extremely important therapeutic modality for relieving symptomatic obstructions in major arteries. However, it was not until 1969 that Dotter reported the successful placement of coiled stainless steel wire endarterial tube grafts, with the aid of a catheter, into the popliteal arteries of dogs. This procedure stimulated the worldwide development and clinical application of endovascular stenting.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Girishkumar, HT; Khaneja, SC; Parithivel, VS; Gerst, PH; Berroya, R

Published Date

  • September 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 /

Start / End Page

  • 168 - 175

PubMed ID

  • 12384878

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12384878

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1090-3941


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States