[Heparin-bonded vascular prostheses for the treatment of peripheral artery disease]

Pichon Riviere A, Augustovski F, Garcia Marti S, Glujovsky D, Alcaraz A, Lopez A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A, Spira C
Record ID 32014000313
Authors' objectives: To assess the evidence available on the safety, efficacy and other aspects related to coverage polices of the use of heparin-bonding vascular prosthesis for the treatment of peripheral artery occlusion.
Authors' recommendations: Short and long-term primary and secondary permeability rates have made heparin-bound prostheses a safe and efficient choice especially in procedures carried out above the knee. Long-term randomized studies are required to determine the true relative efficacy of this prosthesis versus standard prosthesis and autologous vein bypass. At present, the autologous vein bypass is still the surgical approach of choice for PAS. Since it cannot always be carried out, mainly due to patient-related factors, synthetic heparin-bound prostheses have become a valid alternative.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2012
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Heparin
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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