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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

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Which is your primary treatment option?
  • Revascularization

  • Conservative

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Which would be your primary revascularization method?
  • Catheter directed thrombolysis (CDT)

  • Endovascular thrombectomy +/- CDT

  • Surgery

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Which of the following modalities would be your primary endovascular thrombectomy option?
  • Aspiration thrombectomy

  • Rotational thrombectomy

  • Syringed based aspiration

  • Pharmaco-mechanical Thrombectomy

  • Ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed low-dose thrombolysis

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Which is your medical treatment of choice in case of endovascular thrombectomy:
  • Vit. K antagonist

  • New oral anticoagulation

  • Clopidogrel

  • Aspirin

  • Dual antiplatelet therapy

  • Combined anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy

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Do you routinely perform inherited thrombophilia workout in cases of embolic disease?
  • Yes

  • No

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Do you routinely perform neoplastic disease workout in patients with acute limb ischemia?
  • Yes

  • No

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Do you routinely perform total body CT angiography in order to identify the source of the clot?
  • Yes

  • No

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