Abstract 17696: Characteristics and Outcome of Percutanous Transluminal Angioplasty in Smokers
Background: Smoking is a known risk factor for peripheral vascular disease (PVD).The aim of this study to determine characteristics and outcome of percutanous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in smokers.
Methods: A total 187 patients (pts) with 350 lesions who underwent PTA were enrolled. Pts were divided into 2 groups (non smokers: n=127 pts, smokers: n=60 pts)
Results: baseline characteristics were similar except that smokers had more males (95% vs. 68.5 %, p<0.001), alcoholic (51.7% vs.14.2%, p<0.001), dyslipidemic (21.7% vs. 11%.p=0.053).While non smokers were more hypertensive (73.2% vs.56.7%, p=0.024). Non smokers had significant higher Rutherford grade & category, other clinical presentations were similar between 2 groups. Smokers had more ostial & longer lesions, while non smokers had more De novo lesions. However procedural & 1 year clinical outcomes were similar between the 2 groups. (table 1).
Conclusions: In our study, despite longer & ostial lesions in smokers, procedural &1 year clinical outcomes were similar between the 2 groups.
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