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Angioplasty of the popliteal artery using the Jaguar™ stent

Paweł Wojciech Potoczny1, Piotr Janik, Adam Uryniak
Acta Angiologica 2018;24(3):80-85.


Introduction. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the endovascular
treatment of atherosclerotic stenosis/occlusion of the popliteal artery according to TASC II recommendations
using the Jaguar SM self-expanding stent depending on the modifiable
and unmodifiable risk factors of repeated stenosis/occlusions.

Material and methods. The study included 126 men and 46 women aged 46–95 years in 2011–2015.
Surgeries were performed in the scheduled and emergency mode. Angioplasty of the popliteal artery with
the Jaguar stent implantation was performed in patients with severe chronic limb ischaemia and critical limb
ischaemia. Post-operative popliteal artery patency was evaluated in relation to sex, obesity, diabetes, smoking
tobacco, and patency of the lower extremity arteries.

Results. The postoperative patient follow-up was conducted for 60 months, demonstrating 67% patency after
12 months, 59% patency after 24 months, 53% patency after 36 months, 45% patency after 48 months,
and 31% patency after 60 months.

Conclusions. The Jaguar™ stent implantation is an effective and safe method of treatment of atherosclerotic
stenosis and occlusion of the popliteal artery. The occlusion was found in patients with the risk factors such as:
obesity, diabetes, and tobacco smoking, limited runoff arteries in the lower leg. Stent fracture did not occur in
any patient.

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