Nineteen non-randomised cohort studies were included (n=1,711 participants, range, 19 to 375). Study quality scores varied from 6 to 10.
Technical success rate was achieved in 86% to 100% of patients (19 studies).
Clinical outcomes improved in 83% to 100% of patients (12 studies).
No perioperative or 30-day mortality was reported 12 studies; mortality rate ranged from 1.2% to 6.7% in seven studies.
Morbidity (16 studies): Morbidity rates ranged from 3% to 45% in 15 studies. The most common complications were access site haematomas, distal embolisation, arterial dissections, pseudoaneurysms and iliac artery or aortic ruptures. Major complication was reported in one study.
Patency rates (19 studies): One-year primary patency rates were 70% to 97% and secondary rates were 88% to 100%. Four- or five-year primary patency rates were 60% to 86% and secondary rates were 80% to 98%.
Mean length of stay (seven studies) ranged from one to 4.8 days.