|Modified Intention‐to‐Treat Analysis||PTA‐BMS||DES||P Valueb|
|Lesions with preserved patency||30 (42.3)||59 (65.6)||0.007|
|≤50% stenotic||30 (42.3)||59 (65.6)|
|>50% stenotic||12 (16.9)||2 (2.2)|
|Occluded||6 (8.5)||5 (5.6)|
|Amputation/CLI‐related death/treatment in interim||23 (32.4)||24 (26.7)|
Values are n (%). BMS indicates bare metal stent; CLI, critical limb ischemia; DES, drug‐eluting stent; PTA, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty.
↵a Number of limbs/lesions with available diagnostic imaging and those with treatment failure. Imaging unavailable for 9 limbs in the PTA‐BMS group and 8 limbs in the DES group. Limbs/lesions in patients deceased due to unrelated causes were censored (10 limbs in PTA‐BMS, 10 limbs in DES).
↵b P value weighted by number of lesions per patient.