Endovascular therapy is a rapidly evolving field for the treatment of patients with peripheral arterial disease, and a magnitude of studies reporting on various modern revascularization concepts have been recently published. Thus, studies assessing the efficacy of endovascular therapy of peripheral arteries do not operate with uniformly defined endpoints, rendering a direct comparison of studies difficult. The purpose of this consensus statement is to highlight differences in the terminology used in the current literature and to propose some standardized criteria that must be considered when reporting results of endovascular revascularization for chronic ischaemia of lower limb arteries.

Balloon angioplasty, Clinical success, Debulking, Functional outcome, Peripheral arterial disease, Stent, Study endpoints, Study guidelines
dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehl545, hdl.handle.net/1765/35830
European Heart Journal
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Diehm, N, Baumgartner, I, Jaff, M.R, Do, D.-D, Minar, E, Schmidli, J, … Schillinger, M. (2007). A call for uniform reporting standards in studies assessing endovascular treatment for chronic ischaemia of lower limb arteries. European Heart Journal (Vol. 28, pp. 798–805). doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehl545