Purpose: To investigate the short term and 6 month outcomes of a recently introduced iliac stent (the Medtronic AVE Flexible Iliac Bridge Stent). Method: One hundred and sixteen patients, 122 limbs from 6 European sites with atherosclerotic occlusive disease were included if they either had a full occlusion or there was a residual gradient >10 mmHg following PTA. Clinical, haemodynamic and Duplex outcomes were recorded to 6 months. Results: After stent placement there was no residual stenosis >30 and 8.1% of segments had a residual resting gradient of >10 mmHg. There were three local complications and three deaths at 30 days. Primary patency at 30 days and 6 months was 94.1 and 82.7%. Marked clinical improvement occurred in 87.6 and 86.2% at 30 days and 6 months. Conclusion: The Medtronic AVE iliac stent has good 30 day and 6 months outcomes supporting the effective use of this device in occlusive disease. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
P.A., G., K.-L., S., S., M.-H., J., S., G., M., H., van O., & T.J., C. (2005). A multicentre evaluation of the medtronic AVE flexible iliac bridge stent in the iliac arteries (the First Study). European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 29(2), 124–130. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2004.12.004