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LINC 2020: Prestige Pilot study — IVUS guided atherectomy and DCB therapy Dr Michael Lichtenberg

Dr Michael Lichtenberg (Vascular Centre Clinic Arnsberg, Arnsberg, DE) discusses the latest findings from the Prestige Pilot study. Prestige Pilot investigates if a lesion preparation strategy with Phoenix® atherectomy before DCB (drug coated balloon) usage in patients with PAD (peripheral artery disease) Rutherford Stage 4-5 and mild/moderate/severe calcium can improve outcomes including patency and limb salvage and evaluate safety and performance of the combination therapy.
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IVUS vs Angiography in patients with peripheral vascular disease

Dr Konstantinos Stavroulakis (St. Franziskus Hospital, Münster, DE) discusses Angiography alone in the lower limb - First results comparing IVUS and angiography in the leg. Questions : 1.What was the need for comparing IVUS and angiography in the leg? 2.What are your findings to date and what conclusions (if any) can be made? 3.What further data should be anticipated from the trial? 4.What further research, in your opinion, is needed? Source: https://www.radcliffevascular.com
Poll 02/02/2019 – 28/02/2019

The acute limb ischemia

Patient’s characteristics

Gender: Female

Age: 65 years old

Comorbidity: Arterial hypertension, Dyslipidemia

Symptoms:  Acute onset of claudication (<2 weeks), Rutherford class 3 of the left limb

Previous operations: None

ABI: 0.5

DUS: Occlusion of the left popliteal artery

Case report

Endovascular options for the treatment of AIOD and popliteal artery thrombosis in a case of acute limb ischemia

Surgical thrombectomy is considered the first line strategy for the treatment of acute iliac axis and femoro-popliteal thrombosis, but in some cases it can be inconclusive and lead to controlateral and/or distal embolization and dissection.
This is a case report describing the endovascular options for the treatment of aorto-iliac obstructive disease complicated by popliteal artery thrombosis after failure of surgical trans-femoral iliac thrombectomy in a patient with acute limb ischemia.

July 14, 2018 No Comments
Technical note

Hybrid revascularization of an acute iliac vessel occlusion: Keep the hypogastric patent

Bilateral hypogastric artery occlusion is associated with increased morbidity in patients with acute limb ischemia. Although transfemoral lilac thrombectomy is considered a straightforward procedure, it might lead to an occlusion of the hypogastric artery. However, simple endovascular techniques can be helpful in keeping the hypogastric arteries patent.

July 7, 2018 2 Comments
Case report

Treatment of a challenging case of acute limb ischemia

Treatment of a challenging case of acute limb ischemia (external iliac, common femoral and popliteal artery) with the Indigo thrombectomy system – Step by step procedure and description of decision making for this case

May 8, 2018 3 Comments