The comparison of the short and mid-term results of endovascular interventions and bypass graft surgery in the treatment of patients with intermittent claudication complaints because of isolated femoropopliteal artery disease


PERFUSION-UK, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/02676591231187957
  • Journal Name: PERFUSION-UK
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: peripheral artery disease, angioplasty, vascular grafting, endovascular, bypass surgery, OUTCOMES, REVASCULARIZATION, MANAGEMENT, SURVIVAL, ISCHEMIA
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background Intermittent Claudication (IC) is exercise pain seen in lower extremity arterial diseases. If it is left untreated, it may be the initial sign of a process leading to amputation. In the present study, the purpose was to compare the postoperative early and mid-term results of the patients who were treated with endovascular methods and those who underwent bypass graft surgery in the treatment due to IC complaints because of isolated Femoropopliteal Arterial Disease. Method Postoperative first-month, sixth-month, and 12th-month follow-up results, procedure requirements, and demographic characteristics of the 153 patients who underwent femoropopliteal bypass because of isolated Femoropopliteal Arterial Disease and 294 patients who underwent endovascular intervention in our hospital between January 2015 and May 2020 were compared in the study. Results It was found in demographic characteristics that endovascular intervention was performed more frequently in smokers and graft bypass surgery was performed more frequently in hyperlipidemic patients, and the results were found to be statistically significant. High amputation rates were detected at statistically significant levels in diabetic and hypertriglycemic patients and 1-year primary patency rates were found to be higher in patients who underwent graft bypass surgery. No differences were detected between the two methods in terms of mortality. Conclusion Interventional treatment modalities must be considered for patients with isolated Femoropopliteal Arterial Disease whose symptoms persist despite exercise and the best medical treatment. We think that Bypass Graft Surgery has more positive results than endovascular interventions when short and medium-term amputation, repetitive intervention needs, and changes in quality of life are compared in patients who receive the same medical treatment.