VASCULAR DISEASE MANAGEMENT
January 2015, Vol. 12, No. 1
CASE FILES WITH DR. GEORGE
Aorto-iliac Occlusive Disease Revascularization Utilizing Crossing with OCT Imaging, Re-entry with IVUS Imaging, and Stenting with CERAB Technique
Jon C. George, MD; Judd Salamat, DO; Vincent Varghese, DO
From Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, New Jersey.
A 74 year-old female with history of coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral arterial disease (PAD), including carotid stenosis treated with carotid endarterectomy, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, presented with complaints of shortness of breath and episodic neck and jaw discomfort. Her symptoms were of sudden onset while at rest, initially occurring several days prior to admission. We report a case of PCI of RCA in the setting of NSTEMI and AIOD and failed initial attempt at PCI via right radial artery access requiring urgent endovascular revascularization of AIOD for need of femoral artery access for PCI. The aorto-iliac occlusion was crossed using the Ocelot system with OCT imaging, and re-entry using the Pioneer system with IVUS imaging.
Advanced Techniques for Complicated IVC Filter Retrievals: A Clinical Perspective
Michael L. O’Neill, MD1; Kush Shah, MD2; Jason Salsamendi, MD1; Reginald Baker, MD1; Ami Vakharia, MD2; Govindarajan Narayanan, MD1
From Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami School of Medicine and University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida.
The development of retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters and the expansion of accepted placement indications have resulted in a significant rise in the number of IVC filter placements. Yet, retrieval rates remain low, increasing the likelihood of longer dwell times and complicated retrievals. Interest in advanced IVC filter retrieval techniques has grown, but there has not been development of standardized approaches or nomenclature for these procedures. Therefore, we describe our own institutional experiences with these procedures with case examples.
Dr. Gunnar Tepe Discusses the BIOLUX P-III Study
Interview by Jennifer Ford
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