Covered Stenting of the Superficial Femoral Artery Using the Viabahn Stent-Graft

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High initial technical success rates for superficial femoral artery revascularization are possible using multiple modalities. For these interventions to pose a serious challenge to open surgical bypass, improved primary patency in mid- and long-term follow-up must be achieved. In several smaller studies, covered stenting of the superficial femoral artery has shown superior patency at 2 years after intervention. The ongoing VIBRANT trial randomizes patients to superficial femoral artery intervention with either bare nitinol stents or Viabahn covered stents. The 3-year outcomes data from this trial will better define the role of percutaneous intervention for complex superficial femoral artery disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-43
Number of pages5
JournalPerspectives in vascular surgery and endovascular therapy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2006


  • Viabahn stent
  • covered stent-graft
  • femoral artery revascularization


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