69- year- old female patient with PMH of hypertension and dyslipidemia presented with complaints of life style limiting claudication symptoms bilaterally (Rutherford Grade II category 4) on medication (cilostazol) and exercise program. Patient underwent ABI/PVR with result of 0.65 bilaterally and arterial Doppler showing total occlusion of the bilateral mid- SFA with significant calcification. She underwent a lower extremity angiogram OSH which showed bilateral mid- SFA heavily calcified CTO with three vessel runoff distally. Successful PTA of the right mid- SFA CTO was performed on 7/29/2013 with significant relief of symptoms in the right lower extremity on follow up.
Plan: Patient is now scheduled for PTA of left mid- SFA CTO.
LEFT SFA CTO REVASCULARIZATION – August 2020
Case and Plan: 55 year-old-male with mutliple comorbidities, who presents with ongoing, bilateral lifestyle-limiting claudication now progressed to rest pain (L>R) who is status post R SFA CTO intervention and now planned for L SFA CTO intervention via femoral approach.
Transradial Approach for CFA Intervention Involving Fem-Fem Bypass Graft – July 2020
Case and Plan: 70 year-old male with a PMHx of HTN, HLD, asthma, NIDDM, CKD Stage III, HFpEF (55%), MGUS, CAD s/p 2vCABG and PAD s/p bilateral common iliac stent c/b left common iliac artery stent occlusion s/p R->L fem-fem bypass who is presenting with progressive claudication now present at rest (Rutherford 4). Lower extremity […]
Chronic total occlusion (CTO) of left popliteal artery – June 2020
Case and Plan: This is a 68 F with hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and peripheral arterial disease who had prior interventions of the right lower extremity. She presented to the office with life style limiting claudication that has progressed to pain at rest despite optimal medical and exercise therapy. Non invasive studies showed severely reduced ABI […]
Management of CLI and ALI During the COVID-19 Pandemic – May 2020
Case and Plan: Live Discussion with Q&A on “Management of CLI and ALI During the COVID-19 Pandemic