50- year- old female patient with past medical history of mild intermittent asthma and hyper-tension presented with complaints of right leg swelling progressively worsening for a week . Lower extremity venous Doppler showed no evidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the femoral-popliteal systems bilaterally; however loss of respiratory variation in the wave-forms was seen in the right leg, raising the suspicion of possible DVT in the right external iliac or common iliac vein. Patient underwent CT venogram of the abdomen and pelvis with lower extremity run off. Results showed evidence of DVT in the right external iliac vein. Workup for various hypercoagulable states has been negative and she was started on anticoagulation for DVT with placement of retrievable IVC filter.
Plan: Patient is currently scheduled for endovascular treatment of DVT.
Management of Aortoiliac Disease (CERAB Technique) – September 2020
Case and Plan: 72 year-old female with hypertension, hyperlipidemia, COPD, hypothyroidism, former smoker with several months of bilateral, severe lifestyle limiting claudication with less than 1/2-1 block of exertion that has progressed to pain at rest. Pain involves her bilateral thighs, legs and feet. Noninvasive studies severely reduced ABIs bilaterally with monophasic waveforms in the […]
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 […]