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Ann Vasc Dis. 2015;8(4):343-57. doi: 10.3400/avd.tasc.15-01000. Epub 2015 Oct 23.

An Update on Methods for Revascularization and Expansion of the TASC Lesion Classification to Include Below-the-Knee Arteries: A Supplement to the Inter-Society Consensus for the Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease (TASC II): The TASC Steering Comittee(.).

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Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
The Ochsner Clinical School-University of Queensland, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA, USA.
Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and CPC Clinical Research, Aurora, CO, USA.
Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, UK.
St George's Hospital, London, UK.
St Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA, USA.
Academic Medical Center, University Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.


The Inter-Society Consensus for the Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease (TASC) guidelines were last updated in 2007 (TASC II) and represented the collaboration of international vascular specialties involved in the management of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Since the publication of TASC II, there have been innovations in endovascular revascularization strategies for patients with PAD. The intent of this publication is to provide a complete anatomic lower limb TASC lesion classification, including the infrapopliteal segment, and an updated literature review of new endovascular techniques and practice patterns employed by vascular specialists today.


angioplasty; arteries; claudication; critical limb ischemia; occlusion; peripheral artery disease; revascularization; stenosis; stents; surgery

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