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Journal of Diabetes Research
Volume 2019, Article ID 6036359, 6 pages
Research Article

Impact of Coronary Artery Disease and Diabetes Mellitus on the Long-Term Follow-Up in Patients after Retrograde Recanalization of the Femoropopliteal Arterial Region

12nd Department of Cardiology, Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum, Krakow, Poland
2Semmelweis University, Heart and Vascular Center, Cardiology Department, Hungary
3Bács-Kiskun County Hospital, Invasive Cardiology Department, Teaching Hospital of Szent-Györgyi Albert Medical University, Kecskemét, Hungary
4Department of Internal Medicine, Angiology and Physical Medicine, School of Medicine with the Division of Dentistry in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia, Bytom, Poland

Correspondence should be addressed to Stanisław Bartuś; lp.ude.ju@sutrab.walsinats

Received 8 October 2018; Revised 10 December 2018; Accepted 25 December 2018; Published 31 March 2019

Academic Editor: Manfredi Rizzo

Copyright © 2019 Joanna Wojtasik-Bakalarz et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The most relevant comorbidities in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) are coronary artery disease (CAD) and diabetes mellitus (DM). However, data of long-term follow-up of patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO) are scarce. The aim of the study was to assess the impact of CAD and DM on long-term follow-up patients after superficial femoral artery (SFA) CTO retrograde recanalization. In this study, eighty-six patients with PAD with diagnosed CTO in the femoropopliteal region and at least one unsuccessful attempt of antegrade recanalization were enrolled in 2 clinical centers. Mean time of follow-up in all patients was 47.5 months (±40 months). Patients were divided into two groups depending on the presence of CAD (CAD group: vs. non-CAD group: ) and DM (DM group: vs. non-DM group: ). In long-term follow-up, major adverse peripheral events (MAPE) occurred in 66.6% of patients with CAD vs. 36.5% of patients without CAD and in 50% of patients with DM vs. 55% of non-DM subjects. There were no statistical differences in peripheral endpoints in both groups. However, there was a statistically significant difference in all-cause mortality: in the DM group, there were 6 deaths (12%) ( value = 0.038). To conclude, patients after retrograde recanalization, with coexisting CTO and DM, are at higher risk of death in long-term follow-up.