Background: Patients with Trans-Atlantic Inter Society Consensus (TASC) C and D iliac lesions extended to common and/or superficial femoral artery are a very challenging subset of patients. Objective: The aim of this study is to discuss the technical implication and short-term outcome of endovascular revascularization through the radio-brachial access using a mixed endoluminal and subintimal recanalization using a Mmxed endoluminal and subintimal technique.
Methods: From January 2010 to Jannuary 2015 We prospectively enrolled 33 consecutive patients (mean age 79 ± 12.5 years) , with long (>80 mm) TASC C and TASC D symptomatic chronic iliac arteries occlusion extended to the common/superficial femoral artery, judged not candidates for surgery. Procedure was attempted through the left radial or brachial artery by means of a mixed endoluminal and subintimal recanalization technique using coronary and peripheral dedicated guidewires.
Results: The procedure was successful in all but one case (96.9%), mean length and diameter of implanted stents were 160.4 ± 30.2 mm and 8.6 ± 1.4 mm (Everflex EV3 in 20 patients, Pulsar in 3 patients, Smart Flex in 10 patients) , respectively. The procedure was successful in 32/33 patients (96.9%): mean length and diameter of implanted stents were 160.4 ± 30.2 mm and 8.6 ± 1.4 mm (Everflex EV3 in 20 patients, Pulsar in 2 patients, Smart Flex in 10 patients.
For more information :Rigatelli G, Vassiliev D, dell’Avvocata F, Rigatelli A, Giordan M, et al. (2015) Revascularization of TASC C/D Iliac Occlusion Extended to Common/ Superficial Femoral Artery using a Mixed Endoluminal and Subintimal Technique through the Radio-Brachial Access J Cardiovasc Res 4:4