Essential articles: Vascular

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Peripheral Arterial Disease

Caradu C, et al. Systematic review and updated meta-analysis of the use of drug-coated balloon angioplasty versus plain old balloon angioplasty for femoropopliteal arterial disease. J Vasc Surg. 2019 Sep;70(3):981-995.e10.

Zhan LX, et al. The Society for Vascular Surgery lower extremity threatened limb classification system based on Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI) correlates with risk of major amputation and time to wound healing. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Apr;61(4):939-44.

Carotid Disease

North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial Collaborators, Barnett HJM, Taylor DW, Haynes RB, et al. Beneficial effect of carotid endarterectomy in symptomatic patients with high-grade carotid stenosis. N Engl J Med. 1991 Aug 15;325(7):445-53. doi: 10.1056/NEJM199108153250701. PMID: 1852179.

Walker MD, Marler JR, Goldstein M, et al; Executive Committee for the Asymptomatic Carotid Atherosclerosis Study. Endarterectomy for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. JAMA. 1995 May 10;273(18):1421-8. PMID: 7723155.

Venous Disease

Palareti G, Cosmi B, Legnani C, et al.; PROLONG Investigators. D-dimer testing to determine the duration of anticoagulation therapy. N Engl J Med. 2006 Oct 26;355(17):1780-9. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa054444. Erratum in: N Engl J Med. 2006 Dec 28;355(26):2797. PMID: 17065639.