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  • Wickström, Jan-Erik; Virtanen, Juha; Aro, Ellinoora; Jalkanen, Juho; Venermo, Maarit; Hakovirta, Harri (2019)
    Objective: Based on our previous reports, ipsilateral systolic toe pressure (STP) and toe-brachial index (TBI) have a strong association with midterm cardiovascular and overall mortality as well as with amputation-free survival in patients with symptomatic lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD). The effect of the often overlooked contralateral lower limb on patient outcome remains unknown. This study aimed to resolve the significance of contralateral STP (CL_STP) and contralateral TBI for long-term overall and cardiovascular mortality. Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study of 727 consecutive patients with symptomatic lower extremity PAD. All patients admitted to the Department of Vascular Surgery at Turku University Hospital for digital subtraction angiography between January 2009 and August 2011 and for whom STP measurements were available were recruited and observed for up to 7 years. Dates and causes of death were collected from the national cause of death registry of Statistics Finland. Results: In the study cohort, STP was Conclusions: Low STP and TBI of both contralateral and ipsilateral lower extremities are associated with high cardiovascular and overall mortality in symptomatic PAD patients. Bilaterally low STP and TBI are associated with a particularly poor prognosis.
  • Wickstrom, Jan-Erik; Jalkanen, Juho M.; Venermo, Maarit; Hakovirta, Harri H. (2017)
    Background and aims: Limited data exist on the association of the anatomical distribution of atherosclerotic lesions and the extent of atherosclerosis at defined arterial segments with life expectancy. We recently presented a new classification of the extent of atherosclerosis in crural vessels and showed that Crural Index (CIx) was associated with mid-term survival of symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients. This study evaluates the significance of the extent of crural atherosclerosis on long-term cardiovascular mortality. Methods: 887 consecutive patients with PAD, admitted for digital subtraction angiography (DSA) at Turku University Hospital Department of Vascular Surgery (Turku, Finland) between January 1st, 2009 and July 30th, 2011, were retrospectively analysed. Each crural angiographic image was graded according to CIx criteria. Aorto-iliac and femoro-popliteal arterial segments were similarly graded according to modified TASC II criteria. CIx was used as the categorical variable for the extent of atherosclerosis in crural vessels for survival analysis. Survival was also evaluated with respect to which arterial segment was most severely affected. Causes of death were provided by the Cause of Death Registry of Statistics Finland, updated on January 23rd, 2017. Results: Altogether, 408 (46%) patients died during follow-up. The majority of deaths were due to cardiovascular causes (n = 246, 60%). Cardiovascular mortality was strongly associated with a high CIx (CIx III (Hazard ratio (HR) 2.16, Confidence interval (CI) 95% 1.23-3.80, p = 0.007)) and CIx IV (HR 3.513, 95% CI 1.93-4.565, p <0.001), as compared to CIx 0. In patients having the crural segment as the most severely affected arterial segment, cardiovascular mortality was significantly increased (HR 2.321, 95% CI 1.45-3.73, p <0.001), as was overall mortality (HR 2.177, 95% CI 1.53-3.10, p <0.001). Conclusions: High Crural Index and extensive crural vessel atherosclerosis are associated with long-term cardiovascular mortality, and both may serve as useful indicators of survival among patients with symptomatic PAD. (c) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • Björkman, Patrick; Auvinen, Tommi; Hakovirta, Harri; Romsi, Pekka; Turtiainen, Johanna; Manninen, Hannu; Venermo, Maarit (2018)
    Background: Claudication and critical limb threatening ischemia are significant causes of mortality in the elderly. The gold standard of superficial femoral artery (SFA) revascularization is thus far considered to be the femoropopliteal bypass. The aim of this study was to compare mid-term patency between drug-eluting stents (DESs) and prosthetic bypass grafts (BSX). Studies have reported comparable results for both the methods. Methods: Forty-six patients with claudication or rest pain due to a 5-25 cm SFA occlusion were randomized between DES and BSX groups. The follow-up period was 24 months, and the primary outcome measure was overall patency. Secondary outcome measures were primary and primary assisted patency, change in ankle-brachial index (ABI), and amputation-free survival. Results: Forty-one patients were eventually analyzed. Six-month secondary patency was 91% (DES) versus 83% (BSX) (P = 0.450). The corresponding numbers at 12 months in the DES and BSX groups were 74% and 80% (P = 0.750), respectively. At 24 months, the respective numbers were 56% and 71% (P = 0.830). There were no statistically significant differences in primary or assisted primary patency at 1, 6, or 12 months. Conclusion: There were no demonstrable differences in patency rates or clinical outcomes such as ABI or major amputations between DES and BSX. Although underpowered, the results suggest noninferiority of the DES compared with prosthetic bypass surgery.