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Rheolytic Thrombectomy | Management of Patients with Acute & Chronic PE
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Techniques for Treating Stroke | Neuro-Interventions
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How Important Is Rapid Flow Restoration In DVT
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Treatment Options- Carotid Artery Stenting (CAS) | Carotid Interventions: CAE, CAS, & TCAR
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Introduction- Stroke | Neuro-Interventions
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Rifampin Soaked Endografts For Treating Prosthetic Graft Infections: When Can They Work And What Associated Techniques Are Important
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Aspiration Thrombectomy | Management of Patients with Acute & Chronic PE
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The Procedure - Creating a Deep Fistula | Pecutaneous Creation of Hemodialysis Fistulas
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Mechanical Thrombectomy | Management of Patients with Acute & Chronic PE
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Massive PE Case | Massive Pulmonary Emoblism
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Carotid Artery Stenting- Case | Carotid Interventions: CAE, CAS, & TCAR
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Challenges And Solutions In Complex Dialysis Access Cases
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Femoral Vein Stenting Lessons Learned
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usual diabetes young patient actually. Status post aortobifemoral graft 18 months ago and a 14-7 Dacron. And my interpretation of that is that the main body is 14 millimeters

and that the limbs are 7, but I'm not actually sure. She stopped taking her antiplatelet meds for a hernia repair and then and then presented with cough, cramps, and that sort of thing on the, I think it was the right,

a couple days ago. So non-invasive testing, so the AVI is not zero which it often is in these cases. But actually you see that in more proximal inclusions that patients are not as ischemic as if the inclusion is more distal.

CT scan, this is a proximal anastomosis sort of [UNKNOWN] aortobifem thrombosed right limb. And those who were here this morning know how we handled this one. Actually you know anyway cause we discussed this earlier. >> [LAUGH] >> CT further down shows its patent apart from the right SFA which is a chronic occlusion.

That's the angiogram. So contra-level access and we discussed this earlier. I think with the availability of deflectable sheaths. You can do these from a contralateral access without too much trouble.

Some people avoid sticking the graft. I usually don't since its incredibly easy to close the graft. I usually just go ahead and stick it if its low enough. So yes so here you see the reconstitution here, femoral bification, SFA is occluded.

So this is a 6.5 French Destino Twist. With the Destino Twist is not like the Morph. The Morph has handle that you pull back, the Twist has a dial that you turn but it does a very similar thing. And that

gives you enough back board to push through here. And that's just a support catheter and a glide wire. Once we get across then it deployed a filter, a Spider FX. And I like to oversize these just a little bit when I'm using them in acute clot.

And the way to deploy these the easiest way is just to put it down your 035 catheter. So don't bother with the whole mechanism of putting an 014 and exchanging that you would in how supposedly used for a carotid application. And then I put a second 018 wire as a buddy wire down just for extra support.

And then does that go twice? How do you go back? Oh, sorry. Then what we see here is a 6 French AngioJet which then I'll I usually take over both of those wires and that gives you enough support with the Destino Twist that you can declot this aortobifem

limb. So after that you see that we unmask a distal anastomosis obstruction. Its pretty handy to have that cause I think it kind of prevents distal emboli to some extent. And then we'll do a balloon and I guess this days probably DCB after cutting balloon or arthrotomy or something.

And you do see that there is some clot or spasm or something in that profunda branch on that completion run. And then retrieval of the Spider and I can't remember how we retrieved it here, but again I usually start with an 035 catheter. If I can get in there great, if not then I'd make a decision if I wanna maintain access or not.

If I don't I just pull the whole unit out. If I do wanna maintain access then I'll exchange for a sheath. So either a four French sheath, through a six or a five through a seven. And then you can usually retrieve the filter that way.

>> [INAUDIBLE] >> You can't indeed. >> [INAUDIBLE] [INAUDIBLE] >> And your sheath is clogged? Probably. >> Yeah.

>> Which is a real pain in the [BLEEP]. But better than flushing it back in, right? [LAUGH] Although that usually doesn't happen with this when you probably filter back. I think that's more common if you're doing aspiration thrombectomy

and then sort of maintainining aspiration. And then sorry, that was our final result. This is the reconstitution of the popliteal. I think we got her back to a baseline status of profonda out flow. Any questions? >> You closed the graft with Angio-Seal?

>> Closed most things with Angio-Seal. Definitely a graft, yeah.

more rare condition that some of you may not have heard of but certainly something that wasn't familiar to me a

few years ago but basically people present by coughing up these rubbery casts of their Airways and what these rubbery casts are basically is a collection lymphatic food that's dried out and it just slowly fills in the

airways and they cough up these big things obviously an embarrassing thing to happen have happened to you at dinner can certainly affect your quality of life but I had one patient who saved who

saved a napkin and brought it to me to show me it and the clinic and I was like wow that's impressive please throw that away I believe you but you'll see patients congenital heart disease with COPD asthma tuberculosis cystic fibrosis

etc any of these patients can present with this particular issue what we found out by doing some of these mr so if we embolize these lymphatic vessels or find a way to bypass them the patients will have resolution of their symptoms and

it's an amazing change in quality of life it's only been done in adults as well as pediatrics I'll show you guys an example from the University of Michigan we did lymph and geography this gentleman was actually 500 pounds so I

couldn't do a mr on him and you see this weird tuft of lymphatic vessels right around his airway there on the left side bronchoscopy had already shown that that's where he was having his casts I was able to actually puncture him from

his neck and go retrograde he was a bit too big for me to go through the abdomen but he sees lymphatic duct looks all really fairly standard normal-looking anatomy with exception of that tuft of vessels we actually went down with a

sheath we put a stent graft a vibe on stent graft across that area we excluded those or normal vessels and his condition resolved within a month it's something he'd been living with for several years so fairly dramatic outcome

for this patient uncommonly I say we see maybe one of these patients a year but it's actually known - how to treat it and how to work it up it's very critical

next is me talking about Egypt and Ethiopia and how I are how IRS practice in Egypt and Ethiopia and I think feather and Musti is gonna talk a little bit about Ethiopia as well he's got a

lot of experience about in about Ethiopia I chose these two countries to show you the kind of the the the the difference between different countries with within Africa Egypt is the 20th economy worldwide by GDP third largest

economy in Africa by some estimates the largest economy in Africa it's about a hundred million people about a little-little and about thirty percent of the population in the u.s. 15 florist's population worldwide and has

about a little over a hundred ir's right now 15 years ago they had less than ten IRS and fifteen years ago they had maybe two to three IRS at a hundred percent nowadays they're exceeding a hundred IRS so tremendous gross in the last 15 years

in the other hand Ethiopia is a very similar sized country but they only have three to five IRS that are not a hundred percent IRS and are still many of them are under training so there are major differences between countries within

within Africa countries that still need a lot of help and a lot of growth and countries that are like ten fifteen years ahead as far as as far as intervention ready intervention radiology

most of the practice in Ethiopia are basic biopsies drainages and vascular access but there is new workshops with with embolization as well as well as well as vascular access in Egypt the the ir practice is heavily into

interventional oncology and cancer that's the bulk that's the bulk of their of their practices you also get very strong neuro intervention radiology and that's mostly most of these are French trained and not

American trains so they're the neuro IRS in Egypt or heavily French and Belgian trains with with french-speaking influence but the bulk of the body iron that's not neuro is mostly cancer and it involves y9e tastes ablations high-end

ablations there's no cryoablation in Egypt there is high-end like like a nano knife reverse electric race electroporation in Egypt as well but there is no cryo you also get a specialty embolization such as fibroids

prostate and embroiders are big in Egypt they're growing very very rapidly especially prostates hemorrhoids and fibroids is an older one but it's still there's still a lot of growth for fibroid embolization zyou FES in Egypt

there's some portal portal intervention there's a lot of need for that but not a lot of IRS are actually doing portal intervention and then there's nonvascular such as billary gu there's also vascular access a lot of

the vascular access is actually done by nephrology and is not done by not not done by r is done by some high RS varicose veins done by vascular surgery and done by IRS as an outpatient there's a lot of visceral angiography as well

renal and transplants stuff so it's pretty high ends they do not do P ad very few IR s and maybe probably two IR s in the country that actually do P ad the the rest of the P ad is actually endovascular PA DS done by vascular

surgery a Horta is done all by vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery it's not done it's not done by IR IR s are asked just to help with embolization sometimes help with trying to get a catheter in a certain area but it's

really run by by vascular surgeons but but most more or less it's it's the whole gamut and I'm going to give you a little example of how things are different that when it comes to a Kannamma 'kz there's no dialysis work

they don't do Pfister grams they don't do D clots the reason for that is the vascular surgeons are actually very good at establishing fishless and they usually don't have a

lot of problems with it sometimes if the fistula is from Beau's door narrowed it's surgically revised they do a surgical thrombectomy because it's a lot cheaper it's a lot cheaper than balloons sheaths and and trying to and try a TPA

is very expensive it's a lot cheaper for a surgeon to just clean it out surgically and resuture it there's no there's no inventory there are no expensive consumables so we don't see dialysis as far as fistula or dialysis

conduits at all in Egypt and that's usually a trend in developed in developed countries next we'll talk

access reowww lytic thrombectomy or the angio jet device which is the most frequently used device for this what it does is basic disrupts the clot by shooting out TPA

embeds it into the clot and then you suck it up using suction thrombectomy using the venturi effect and you aspirate some of the clot and you can see that here that's a picture from I think the angio jet website the benefit

is that it can be you can use it without TPA and just use the suction thrombectomy mode with heparinized saline and that can be helpful to help break up some clot the drawbacks is that it has a black box warning from the FDA

so we do this every once in a while in the right patient but this is definitely not recommended by the company or anyone for that matter but it does work in some cases and the main reason is that the the vibrations caused by the device can

cause significant bradycardia in addition to the bradycardia that you get from red blood cell really lysis that you get with these devices so you actually couldn't cause arrhythmia on top of bradycardia which sounds like a

bad a bad combination and these patients can get hemodynamic collapse and die right on the table just cuz you turned on the device so that being said we've all I think done it once or twice I've seen I've only done it once and I never

do it again because a patient coded one of my colleagues did it on a patient because the patient was already coding said well what's the harm and that patient survived they did better actually because we were able to break

up the clot so I will say that if you do it and the patient doesn't do well you really don't have a leg to stand on because right on the cover of the packaging it says do not use in the pulmonary arteries aspiration

different patient this is an unrestrained passenger in a motor vehicle accident now that you are all

experts in looking at this CT you can see on the right side of both of those images is the spleen you can see that darker grey areas within the spleen that's bad it should look more like the the the lighter parts

and actually all the grey are on the outside is all blood or fluid in the abdomen so this is a bad laceration probably at least a grade four splenic laceration but again this was a hemodynamically stable patient all right

and here's what we saw this is the angiogram you can see the splenic artery and you can see they're kind of diffuse abnormality of the spleen it just doesn't look right under normal circumstances it just look like branches

on a tree and what we're seeing here is just kind of splotchy looking splenic ranked them up so that's not normal we just want to give it a chance to heal this is the scenario we might do a proximal splenic embolization where

we'll go in and we'll basically put a plug or some coils right at the origin of the splenic artery and I love this picture because what it shows is why we do this philosophically what I want you to notice is on the image to the left

you can see the coil right there right if you see the abrupt stopping of the splenic artery and then what you see are all those vessels going up towards the top of the picture those are arteries that are supplying

the stomach it's the left gastric artery some other vessels that then go through vessels we call the short gastric arteries and what you get is is the reconstitution of the splenic artery so on the image to the right all the way on

the right side of the picture those branches that you see are within the spleen so even though we plugged up the splenic artery right at its start the spleen is able to get blood flow through those collateral vessels all right so

that's our goal that's what a proximal splenic embolization is trying to do we just want the spleen to heal a little bit and reality what we want to do is these patients are usually fine we just don't want them to go home and have a

delayed rupture of their spleen because that's something many of us probably don't appreciate if someone has a splenic artery injury or splenic injury and they're doing fine and then we send them home there is an incidence of

delayed rupture of the spleen and what we know through lots of good papers is doing these proximal embolization procedures helps to reduce that risk of delayed splenic rupture so that's what we're trying to do there all right so

changed in stroke imaging and I'm gonna go over that now acute stroke is a big

time deal I mean you get about eight hundred thousand strokes per year just in the US and over 90% of them are ischemic there's two types of strokes ischemic and hemorrhagic and you know it can kil

and the brain is a pretty tough organ and it basically it's there's not much room for error but the one thing it does have is it has collaterals and that's what makes stroke thrombectomy work

because the collaterals are supplying just enough blood to that area that has the clot to keep it alive for a little bit of time and so those collaterals come from the pia peel and the circle of willis so that's kind of the background

of why stroke thrombectomy works and everyone will talk about how time is brain so time is brain two million brain cells per minute are dying I mean I don't know how they measured this number but we always say

it now - two million brain cells every minute so this is out of you know I don't do trauma my Center but this is the only thing I will I will jump out of bed and rush to work overnight for call because every second counts and you know

what really changed now strokes been around for a while but I never really heard about it until 2015 and so then I kind of looked at why what happened so intervening on stroke it has been around for a while

1995 I'm sure all of you have done thrombolysis this is basically they started doing it in the brain they would drip some TPA hope to break up the clot and these trials proact 1 and to show that there was a benefit there was a lot

of bleeding as you can imagine and blood in the brain is no bueno so then 2001 came along and you you had this mercy device and mercy was invented at UCLA and it was the first clot retriever

before penumbra before any of this and I'll show you a picture of what the mercy device was but that was back in 2001 so these folks at UCLA were doing it in 2009 and 2012 more devices came out and so this is looking great

everything's looking like stroke is here to stay but then in 2013 basically three trials came out that said intervening on stroke sucks don't do it it showed that there was a higher mortality in those patients who you intervene on so

basically in 2013 all these companies got sad a bunch of neuro IRS was like okay we're not doing this anymore but luckily per imaging really changed so radiology really changed how to select patients and so now we could

finally see which of these patients who are suffering from an ischemic stroke has brained it safe they didn't have that before so we use all these color maps all these pretty color maps that actually they're very easy to read and

their perfusion imaging so then they redid the trials selecting the right patients and it was pretty crazy six trials at the same time came out of 2015 you've probably heard of these someone talked about mr. clean escapes Swift

Prime all these came out and amazingly they came out all around the world at the same time so this was the highest level of data and all of it showed that stroke thrombectomy was a game-changer it showed that if you select the right

patients you're gonna get really really good results so in 2015 that's when it really really ramped up so it's pretty new in the game even though it's been around for a while is is doing stroke now even now you've maybe heard of

diffuse and dawn people have talked about how you can you can intervene on patients up to 24 hours since their stroke started and you get we've even done longer than that everyone's brain is different and you

just have to you know use that higher imaging standard called perfusion to see what's available so what are keys to

people were thinking about the covered

portion actually actually would be occlusive in that paddock veins a lot of people are concerned about that this could be kind of like a but carry you're gonna actually occlude flow in the paddy vein caused thromboses that didn't pan

out at least clinically okay it didn't pan out and that's another advantage of actually accessing very close to the paddock vein IVC junction that's where the biggest vein is so you don't get a lot of occlusive problems okay but

usually clinically it does not pan out so the bigger the hepatic vein the more likely you have a lot of room around your your graft you won't be occlusive to the paddock vein that's more important for for transplants than other

than others I told you it's rare this is actually a very rare case of such that where you actually have a segmental segmental kind of but carry after a tips okay and you know this is actually from a form of venous outflow from the ematic

vein this is a perfusion defect typical it's a wedge right typical perfusion defect in the liver that's how you death so you know this is vascular this is a perfusion problem but you've got hepatic artery readout artery the red arrows

running into the segments and you have portal vein running into the segments so what's the problem it's actually a paddock vein occlusion okay by the stents subclinical no no clinical complaints you let it be

in the patients usually recover okay treat the patients and not the images okay on the other side if you put their tips too deep sometimes you actually get thromboses of the portal vein branch

again you get a call from hepatology you've got portal vein thrombosis is the patient doing okay yes treat the patient and not the images they usually resolve this it's not not a big problem another technical problem

I'm gonna focus mostly on technical for you guys this is a but key area okay and the but carry especially in the acute stage the liver is not like a cirrhotic liver is big liver is actually engorged okay so it's very large usually

your needle is too short to even reach the portal vein okay that's a big problem okay because your access needle is too short for a very large engorged the portal vein so this is as deep as it

goes do I have a see that that do you see that needle tip that's as deep as the needle tip goes okay the portal vein is a good distance away okay luckily this is a co2 porta gram luckily I'm actually in a small branch right

there I just hit it on you know and on this is not the there's not a needle tract this is just luckily hitting it a little branch and on so I'm actually accessing the portal vein and I can do a co2 porta gram here okay

typical inexperienced person would say you know this looks good I'm lucky I'm in a branch but it's a nice smooth curve I'll just pass a wire down and I'll balloon it and I'll put a stent in it's a nice curve and you know so it's my

lucky day I don't need to extend my needle or get a bigger longer needle to reach the portal vein here's the problem with this and this is exactly what this is exactly what this is they pass a wire and it looks beautiful just put a stent

and go home okay here's the problem this is actually the small branch access sites this is actually where you really need to access world vane but your needle is not long enough okay

what we found out is that if you are in a small in a small portal vein no matter how much you balloon it it will come down again and it will be narrow so believe it or not if you go sideways in a portal vein and rip it open with a

balloon it will stay open but if you go down of small portal vein and balloon it open it will always contract down okay so you cannot do a tips simply by ballooning and putting a stent in in this case okay what we do is we actually

denude the vein itself we actually rip it off okay and make it a raw parenchyma and we do that with a Tortola device we literally rip off the paddock the paddock portal sorry the portal vein endothelium and media and adventitia rip

it off make it completely raw as if it's an access as if it's a liver brain coma which is which it is now and then we then we balloon dilates okay rip it off denude it angioplasty it's okay and then put the stent and see that aggression

despite all that aggression of ripping it off it still has an hour kind of an hourglass shape to the to the tips okay that little constraint there that's the hepatic venous access sites this is the parenchymal tract to see nice and open

with a balloon but the but the actual vein that we've been through despite our aggression in actually ripping it off it's still narrowed down but this is as good as it gets okay

techniques so you know this is where our whole team is getting involved it's you're scrubbing in I'm scrubbing in and and prepping I'm doing the lines

everyone's just again shaving minutes off at that time and I try to look at the imaging to to guide how I'm gonna go up into the neck yeah that was one thing that was hard for me when I started a few years ago to be to get stable access

in the neck and so I learnt have to learn all these new catheters and techniques and so I learned about arch anatomy so the first thing is is you can have different types of aortic arches and it looks easy that image looks like

oh yeah it's easy for me to get my catheter and one of those vessels but actually it's it's really really hard your catheter just want to push out in order to get something stable it's really hard so that was a whole

technique part of learning that I was I thought was probably the hardest thing is stroke but you can see what my guys kind of taught me is the coaxial technique so there's no wider exchanges there's nothing like that everything and

this saves some time you basically you have an 8 French long sheath and you have a guide catheter and a wire and literally everything just rails up so you can get up and you can see in this video it's a little hard to see but

there's a little there's a catheter going there then I'm pushing that up and then there's another bigger catheter down below that's a balloon guide catheter and so that's gonna go up that there's no there's no exchanging there's

no like working with exchange length wires and things like that you can just get everything up there really quick you can see these angles look kind of tough I mean that's where things get pushed out and everything and but once you kind

of learn the catheters and everything it gets it gets a lot easier now I'm a Ford okay so and then everything we have these stroke packs I mean everything the last thing you want to do is be thinking about what do I

need to open up what do I so we have everything kind of just laid out this is how we're gonna do it now there's different sizes and things like that but really most of the things are all there and here's the coaxial technique I

mentioned you know this is something that in the body sphere we don't really do that much you're using two E's and stuff like that appropriately but in cardiac and in neuro it's very important to have like no bubble-free lines closed

systems and this this having this coaxial technique really speeds things up so that's the catheter 2e and the balloon guide catheter and you know it work this is kind of our lab where we do our neuro cases and it can be it's

pretty stressful during a narrow case because everyone's just kind of on there going as fast as they can but you know this is how our setup usually is we try to have two Doc's in there if we can during the day it kind of helps and then

our techs also really enjoy we have fun and stuff like that so that's during one of the neuro cases and ideally we'll have two Doc's and two texts scrubbed in so it's a lot but it does help with workflow so now once you get into the

neck then the other part of the procedure is the brain obviously you want to get the clot out now I knew some Anatomy when I started but it it it's really hard to think about the brain anatomy and because you're using biplane

you're using everything and everything overlaps I found these two pictures which is nice because this shows you you know the difference whenever you inject the carotid artery or you're gonna pacify the ACA and the MCA and those

vessels all overlap in both planes but this shows you a nice clot that's in the ACA so you can see the MCA and then a clot in the MCA so you can see the ACA so you it took me a little bit of time to like look at these pictures and

really you know define what vessel is what but once that one it just took cases to do now this is a balloon guide catheter we don't really use in the peripheral place either accept some people are

using it now in like Bertos and and car tows and things like that but on its a really nice catheter a lot of the data supports using a balloon guide catheter to be your base catheter and what it does is that balloon

inflates right there is the balloon and it stops the blood flow in your neck so you actually want to stop the blood flow when you're pulling the clot because that will be that will give you more chances of recovering the clot and then

also not letting the clock go distal more further into the brain so that's why this works this catheter is a little bit more bulkier I use it most of the time there's another one I use called neuron max and I kind of like the neuron

max more but this this both works pretty well now whenever this this little article here was actually it's a really good representation of why can we retrieve these clots and really all it is it sounds all fancy but you're

dropping the pressure before the clot and when you drop the pressure then they can suck in so all these devices you see that's all they're doing they're trying to increase the pressure gradient and and decrease the pressure behind the

clot so you can suck it in and you have these catheters distal axis catheters they're super expensive but they're really really necessary they let you go up the up the neck and this is what gets right on top of the clot and then you

have these thrombectomy devices now I mentioned this in 2001 UCLA created this kind of corkscrew looking thing you don't see this anymore because even though this video shows that it can retrieve clots it just would unravel so

you would pull it and the whole thing would unravel and you wouldn't really get your clot so it doesn't work like that in the video but it was the first of its kind then they basically changed the whole design to these stent

retrievers and stent retrievers is a stent that's attached to a wire it doesn't it doesn't detach so you literally step stent the clot and then you've pulled it then the clock gets incorporated into the stent and you pull

it and so that's what the technique is now using stent retrievers are just aspirating the clock and so here's how they deploy that's dent in there and after a little the time you can pull the stent again these videos are ideal

and that the whole clot comes down so that's a stroke thrombectomy and there's all these little intermediate catheters or whatnot in between to help you retrieve these clots these are the two ones that are mainly used there's more

on the market coming out but you got solitaire at rivo and again you get into the brain and then you know these neuro surgeons and neuralyzed IRS decided to create all these names for different techniques so you can see there there's

eight different techniques there's probably even more about how you can recover these clots seems kind of crazy but literally a lot of them are just doing the same thing and and I would say most operators now do adapt or do trap

and that's basically trapping or sandwich in the clock or just aspirating it which I'll show you both of those and got to know other things how to do carotid stenting things like that medical management these are things that

I'm still learning about one in my in my field in my experience

- Thank you Clem. These are my disclosures, so why single session? Why, Steve did an unbelievable job discussing pharmacomechanical techniques but why have we moved there? I think the answer is inherent. We don't want the cases to go as long as CAVENT

for numerous reasons, the long procedure investment, the costs, the bleeding risks. So there's a number of devices that allow us to perform rapid clot removal, single session therapy. Many of them are listed here, and again,

the advantages are intrinsic. It's going to make the clot go away faster, it's going to reduce the cost, reduce the need for escalated care in this patient population. The disadvantages, again,

Steve had really touched upon this, you don't need to pay for a thrombectomy device, you're clearly going to be more liberal with the use of balloons and stents, and we've clearly seen that in our practice here in New York as well.

A larger sheath, you may leave some clot behind. We don't know whether that's disadvantageous, could that lead to poor outcomes? Is there more trauma to the valvular system leading to venous, deep venous insufficiency? So this is not a new concept.

This is a case series from Hopkins over 10 years ago which show with the introduction of mechanical techniques, you can reduce the procedure time by 50% as well as the lytic dose, and that leads to actually greater technical success rate and reduced cost.

Peter Lin in Texas echoed these outcomes as well with reduced ICU stay, reduced hospital stay, reduced bleeding complications, and again, reduced costs. Tony Comerota answered the question, I think fairly well, about whether or not there's valvular damage done by these mechanical devices

by specifically demonstrating that there were actually more cases with normal valvular function following angiojet thrombectomy than with actually just CDT, suggesting that angiojet in fact can be safe and not lead to deep venous valvular insufficiency. We obviously know that 70% of patients treated medically

at five years will have some degree of the post-thrombolic syndrome and so the ability to maintain an open vein and alleviate a patients symptoms is intuitive. And with the introduction of endovascular techniques with a modicum of cost,

you seem to be able to achieve significant patient quality of life. I was honored to serve on a multi-center U.S. feasibility study looking at the injuries of thrombectomy for DVT clearance where we were able to reduce the time by over 50% as compared to the CAVENT data,

or to the historic venous registry, also reducing the bleeding complications at the same time. That registry used the six french catheter and this is just a representative case using the six french catheter, sort of classic iliofemoral DVT here.

And then eight hours later this required two sessions in a lab. We were able to get complete patency to the entire iliofemoral segment. This was done as outpatient therapy. The patient was put on Lomoh-lequit Heparin

and discharged home the same day. We now have an eight french catheter which has introduced us into the single session realm of therapy. I'm not going to belabor the point about the technical nuances but it is a much more powerful mechanical technique.

And so here's a recent case that we've performed using the eight french catheter, the eight french technology, again, acute iliofemoral popliteal vein, DVT with complete obstruction to outflow in the symptomatic leg.

Again you have the eight french catheter. This is now being used to infuse a thrombolytic agent with a standardized protocol where we use so called power pulse techniques introducing a bow less of a thrombolytic agent in our center. It's ulta placed into the thrombosed vein

and then the catheter is used in a more traditional form used in it's so called thrombectomy mode. And this is just an hour later. And you can see the entire segment is completely cleared of all clot and if you can tell based on the picture here, there appears to be

a narrowing in the common iliac vein which we interrogated with intravascular ultrasound. This was the patients right leg so we were a little bit surprised it was a problem here but this is the pullback from the IVC, and you'll see there's going to be circumferential wall

thickening and a narrowing right when we get down to here, and that's the common iliac vein that was showing up on the veno gram. This was a young patient, we didn't feel it was appropriate to leave this untreated and so we placed an open cell Nitinol Stent here

and you can see that there's a waste clearly at the iliac vein confluence. This was successfully post-dilated. And this is two hours after the procedure was initiated where again we have complete patency to the entire segment. So to conclude,

I would say that rapid flow restoration is now technically feasible. It's a safe method of endovascular treatment of DVT. It results in shorter thrombolytic infusion times, now as low as two hours compared to standard DVT rated between 55 and 60 hours.

This leads to decreased bleeding risks due to lower duration of the thrombolytic agent, decreased costs due to the elimination of the patient going to a monitored care setting, and improved patient satisfaction with faster recovery and less morbidity.

Thank you for your attention.

craft is basically the only FDA approved stain crafts and I'll show you a

different way of doing it as well besides the Viator especially in countries where the Viator does not does not exist okay the Viator stand sits in the liver just like just like in my hand here the bare

portion is on the portal venous circulation the covered portion is basically on the hepatic vein part of the circulation okay the bare portion is chain-linked and is very flexible that's why kind of cut can crimp like that okay

they're both self expanding the bare portion is self expanding held by the sheath only the covered portion is held by a court okay so they're both self expanding but they're constraints by two different two different two different

methods one's a sheath constraint and one is a is a cord constraint okay these are the measurements the bare portion theoretically allows portal flow to pass if you're in a branch so it doesn't cost from boses of the portal vein branch in

the covered portion is important to cover the parental tract the youth that you've created in the past you had a lot of billary leaks into the tips if it's a bear stance bile is from by genic so it causes thromboses bile also instigates a

lot of reactionary tissue such as pseudo intimal hyperplasia that actually causes the narrowings of the of these tips if you causing bear stance the coverage stance prevents the bile leaks from actually leaking into into the shunt

itself okay and that's why it has a higher patency rate okay ideally this is how it's it's a portal vein and hepatic vein you'll hear people say proximal and distal you'll he'll hear radiologists especially diagnostic

radiologist referring to proximal and distal proximal and distal some people refer to the portal venous and is proximal some people refer to the paddock venous and is proximal and vice versa okay and it

gets confusing nobody knows well what's proximal okay the people that say portal venous and is proximal there they're talking about its proximal to flow so it's basically the first thing that flow hits people that

call the paddock venous and proximal they're talking relatives of the body more central is proximal more peripheral is distal okay so they're using these the same terminology is very confusing so the best thing to use and I we tell

that to radiologists who tell that to IRS is to talk a portal venous and hepatic venous end you don't talk proximal distal everybody knows where the portal venous end is and where everybody knows where the peregrinus end

is and there's no confusion strictly speaking which is the correct one which is proximal for us as IRS tax nurses proximal is always to flow proximal is always anticipate to flow so the correct thing is actually proximal

is the portal venous ends remember P proximal P portal okay proximal is where the expected flow is coming in that's actually the correct one but just to leave e8 the confusion portal venous and hepatic venous end okay there's a new

stents which is the controlled expansion stents it's in my opinion it feels exactly like the old stance the only difference between it is that it's constrained still has the same twenty to twenty millimeter or two centimeter bare

portion chain-linked it still has that four to eight centimeter covered portion but it's constrained in the middle okay and has the same gold ring to actually market the to the to a bare portion and the cover portion self expanding portion

and is constrained down to eight millimeters you can dilate it to eight and nine and ten initially there was a constant there was a misconception that it was like a string like a purse string that you break and jumps from eight

and no this is actually truly a controlled where if you put a nine-millimeter balloon it will dilate to nine only eight balloon little dialect to eight only the only the only key thing is that the atmospheres has to

be ten millimeters at least okay so it has to be a high pressure balloon has to be at least 10 min 10 10 atmospheres okay so when you're passing that that balloon over make sure that it's that that it that at least it's burst is 10

millimeters or or EXA or more on a 10 mil on on 10 atmospheres okay next thing is when you're making a needle pass you got your target now with a co2 you got the portal vein you've got your stank craft and you know how it works okay how

do you make your needle pass okay and how do you know if your needle has hit the portal vein or not there are two schools to do this okay one school is to make a needle pass and aspirate as you pull back and when you get blood back

you basically inject contrast okay before you do all that when you make your needle pass you push saline and especially if you do if you're using a large system so there are several kits out there there is the cook kits that's

a color pinto needle that's a large gauge 14 gauge needle there is the new gore kits which is also 14 gauge needle it's a big system these large systems you need to push out that poor plug that's kind of like a biopsy you have to

push it out with saline first and then as you pull back aspirate okay the other system is a ratio cheetah or a Rocha cheetah it's actually pronounced rasa schita and that's a very small system that there won't be a core that you have

to push out okay so anyway if you're using a large system like a coop into a needle which is the cook system or the gore system you push that plug out and then there are two schools school two aspirates you get blood back you inject

contrast if you're in the hepatic in in the portal vein you basically access it with a wire the other school is to do a ptc style you actually puff contrasts as you pull back you do not ask for H saline you actually puff

contrasts as you pull back okay the latter puffing contrasts as you pull back is the minority I would say less than two percent of operators are gonna puff okay ninety-eight percent of operators at

least are gonna actually aspirate and not puff okay I'm actually in the minority I'm in the 2% and there are advantages and disadvantages like I promised you two different ways and advantages and disadvantage to each to

each one the advantages of puffing contrasts even if you missed the portal vein after a while you actually get contrast around the portal vein and you actually have a visual of the portal vein that's the advantage so when you're

actually injecting contrast and you're missing it you get contrast around the portal vein it actually goes around the portal and you actually see the portal vein and it takes training sometimes this one's easy

okay I'll show you some more difficult ones but this is a beautiful pussy typical portal vein okay in addition to that oh go back in do you see that you see that hole in the middle there see that signal signal you watch that

because you're gonna see it again and again that's usually a posterior portal vein posterior right portal vein heading heading away from you okay that's usually a good target and I'll show you that again here's a little

little bit less obvious to the untrained eye but this is actually where the portal vein sits right there okay so sometimes it needs training right just actually see where the portal vein is and once you've stained the portal vein

then you have a real-time image of where the portal vein is you can actually go go after it and it reduces your needle passes disadvantages of using contrast and puffing away is that it creates a mess okay if you make multiple passes

you and you miss on the multiple passes then you start creating a mess and even with your DSA you can't even see the portal you can't see the portal vein because you've got this great mess another disadvantage of using contrast

is that you have to stomach what you're gonna see okay you make a needle pass and you don't inject contrast you have no proof of where you've been but if you're making a needle pass and you're

injecting contrast you and everybody else is gonna see where you've been that's usually not a good thing sometimes you will see bowel you see gold bladder you'll see arteries you'll see veins you'll see all sorts of stuff

that nobody wants to see and you don't want to document okay so that's another disadvantage so I recommend especially young physicians especially young physicians in places that are not used to this especially young physicians that

are new to hospitals and they're gonna they're gonna make multiple passes not to do this was they're gonna be very they'll be criticized a lot by their texts and by the institution by their colleagues as to what have you done you

know big mass artery you've hit artery but the guys and gals that are just aspirating and not injecting they're actually not documenting what they're going through but they're going through the same stuff okay

okay next up this I think this video yep

primary Africa cm point 86% matured remember what do we say before you know not what 96% so that's the answer to the surgeons why surgeon says why should I do this why don't I just create official

it takes me 20 minutes there's no surgeon in the world who can create a fistula that's gonna mature 86 percent of the time I don't that's not happening all right the endpoints were met secondary

endpoints to needle dialysis 88% I mean that just doesn't happen surgically I'm sorry and I'll show you some other data as well where the superiority of the percutaneous fistula over surgery this is the jvi are pivotal trial I with Jeff

Hall and tip Jennings and here's the match of the secondary maturation procedures that had to be done all right some get an estimate and we angioplasty the anastomosis embolization of branches an angioplasty Stan's oh okay

here's the bar device and this is called the ever linked queue back in these six French days and now wave link device there are two catheters one goes into the brachial artery one goes into a brachial vein there's a big magnets this

is the six wrench device and you can see that little connection I hope you can that's a foot foot plate a little electrode that pops up between the two catheters it actually creates the official of this time with a

radiofrequency energy on the right you see a brachial artery angiogram and the point of official creation with six ranch was the common on our branch which you can see down there below you have the big dense radial artery coming up on

top and then you see the common arm branch and then the proper ol arm going down there at four o'clock and then the interosseous in the middle now with the the four french device you can create fistulas from the

radial vein to radial artery or radial arterial vein owner artery to ulnar vein and either one gives you a little more options about where you want to create well why would you want options well if you go down to the video of vena Graham

in the and the ulna vein and you don't see any flow up the the perforator well you can only switch to the other side and to try to find better flow put yourself in a better position to create a working fistula this does use

ultrasound to puncture but then uses fluoroscopy to position the devices its RF energy has a little bit of a problem with heavily calcified vessels who's ever seen that and in dialysis patient right so and because radiofrequency

energy goes around calcium it doesn't go through we've had one case where we did there was just no fistula creation everything went finally since no fistula and so that patient got a surgical fistula multiple angles to confirm

correct position of the device this was with the six french device the four french device is much less cumbersome because you want to make sure that that footplate that I showed you sits directly in the receiver area to create

otherwise if you go off to the side left and right they you can have a problem with creating pseudoaneurysm some things no angioplasty then ask to most us however in this case you do embolize on the way out because you've entered the

brachial vein and you embolize form just to stop any losing and to because you want to help to redirect flow towards the superficial system here are the two devices on the left into the four frames versus the six

range quite a difference much more easy to work with the four french doesn't have a bulky handle on the end like the six ranch did they're pretty easy to position and it's a a round electrode not a foot that comes up and it kind of

sits in what they call the saddle you can see there where it says square magnets underfloor french there's a saddle there that that loop electrode sits in and very easy in there to position

who's a candidate well doctor Ross says

there a better option this is where a carotid artery stenting was developed over a couple decades ago and this is a

less invasive viable option for treating carotid artery stenosis it was generally started off as a trends ephemeral approach but I'll show you what the new approach is that many of us are involved in it involves the use of

in volunteer tection so it's one of the unique vascular territories where embolic protection is required if you're gonna get Medicare reimbursement for this you have to involvement and bollocky protection if you do without

you can do the procedure but you won't get it you won't get reimbursed and ultimately it's it was proven to show much better outcomes if you use involved protection because even doing the procedure and trying to place the stent

there is some small embolic degree that that that shuttles off and if it happens in the foot you may or may not lose a toe but if it happens in the brain you're gonna lose brain cells and it's gonna be potentially catastrophic so

significant adjunct to the stenting procedure is doing embolic protection and there's two types of embolic protection there's distal and there's proximal I'll walk through each of those with some diagrams here and then anyone

that gets a carotid stent has to be on dual antiplatelet therapy so if they have an allergy they're unable to be on aspirin and plavix they don't get a stent because there's early stent thrombosis that can't occur in these

patients if they don't have that dual antiplatelet therapy so let's go through

good outcomes now the stroke care is a total team approach I mean everyone's working together different Doc's ER

neurology whoever's doing the intervention you know the EMTs are involved I mean they're the ones who first assess the stroke and they call the hospital and say I think we have a large vessel

occlusion and so things are already getting ramped up in radiology ICU texts and nurses all that stuff we're working together to get these patients on the table and intervened and then all the post stroke management too so it's

always been shown to I mean everyone is looking at times it's almost like a STEMI where everything is recorded and especially for neuro and Stroke lumpectomy hospitals in order to maintain their certification need to

record everything so as long as you're involved early in the workflow things are helping and we're still trying to make make our times better even just a couple minutes shaved off here and there it can help now

there's guidelines out there this thing is 255 pages and who wants to read 255 pages and it's pretty long but their guidelines and just to kind of review some things that no one really even follows the guidelines now I mean there

has been strokes in pediatric patients that people will intervene on all these different words NIH SS that's a stroke scale assessment aspects is there's different things that I'm going to show you all of these things are guidelines

so now no one even really follows these numbers I mean they're a good way to start but you can really change your management again on that perfusion so probably perfusion is one of the most important aspects and you know a lot of

things can mimic stroke he actually had a whole stroke activation for a patient one time at my hospital and we did the whole CT and everything everything looked fine and then it was found that the blood glucose was 34 I mean so

there's these things a patient looked like he was having a stroke but he was just hypoglycemic so a lot of times you have have things like that now even your INR are your platelets being below you can still

intervene and and pretty much nothing stops they have renal failure it doesn't matter you just it's then they start talking about neurons over nephrons and so they just put a really high priority on getting the thrombectomy because it

is life changing and imaging is so important so they you know I'll stress again and again this is what perfusion has really changed you know your selection for a stroke candidate and we use CT most centers use CT you can do

MRI - but MRI you know slower and not always available and so most people will just do what they call it triple scan which is a non-contrast CT head and that's to see if you have any blood that's one of the things that will

probably be a contraindication to stroke thrombectomy and then the CT a head and perfusion so you always see the docs like looking at these color maps they look nice but they're really important so these are

the color maps I mean I think anyone can see that there's all this red on that side of the brain and that's the red that's what we call penumbra and so what we are always looking at so CBF is cerebral blood flow MTTs mean transit

time just means how much time does it take for blood to get there so the longer it is the red and that's that's why that value is abnormal and then cerebral blood volume so when the volume is in tact that means your collaterals

are giving enough flow to that area so that's showing that this the CVV map is normal and MTT is abnormal so all that brain is at risk so potentially if you can take out that clot you'll save that entire side of the brain and that's

where this perfusion imaging comes about and you know we use all these numbers aspects mr-s Stroke Scale and you don't have to know them per se but just to know that the higher the number is usually worst except for aspect so

always ask you what's the abscess score and that just tells you on a very you know primitive way on a non-contrast CT what brain is at risk and now you know whenever I get called about a stroke these are the the questions that

go through my head you know when did this when did the symptoms start what's the stroke scale you know but even though all these questions that are in my head all I'm really caring about is a profusion map and it's not that's

really gonna guide me to what what goes where and so you know what part of the

okay pathophysiology right ventricular the right ventricle is everything when it comes to the pathophysiology of this disease I'm gonna lead you through this because I think it's interesting and important I'm gonna go to this side this

time be fair to both sides of the room so when you have a PE that increases your pulmonary vascular resistance normally the pulmonary vasculature is a very low resistance circuit but when you start putting clots in it it's restive

Gong its its resistance goes up it's kind of analogous to the left an electrical circuit what does that do to the right ventricle well it increases the after load on that right ventricle so what that does is it causes the right

ventricle to blow up like a balloon now by Laplace's law if you take a balloon and you blow it up the intramural pressure is higher in the balloon so if you can imagine that thin walled balloon if you took the pressure at each point

inside of the balloon because it still got a finite thickness the pressure is higher than if it's decompressed now the problem with that is that how does the right ventricle get blood it gets blood from the coronary arteries but if the

pressure inside the ventricle is higher than the pressure differential is less and what what what is Flo rely upon it relies upon a difference in pressure from point A to point B so if that starts to equalize your blood flow to

the right ventricle decreases okay that's why the right ventricle gets ischemic now when the right ventricle becomes ischemic it can't squeeze as hard so it gets hypokinetic when it dilates it also does

not seem to squeeze out as well because the muscle fibers aren't overlapping as well okay so both of those things lead to both so that the right ventricle is now not squeezing is hard and it's not getting blood forward to the left

ventricle so that results in LV preload reduction though LV is not seeing as much blood on top of that when the right ventricle dilates it starts impinging on the left ventricle so now the left ventricular cavity is smaller and it can

accept less blood your output is only as good as your input okay so that's where you start developing systemic hypotension because your left ventricle can't pump out as much blood what happens when your left ventricle can't

pump out as much blood you don't get as much blood into your coronary arteries you don't get as much blood into your coronary arteries you're not getting as much blood into your right ventricle this is the vicious cycle that leads to

right ventricular failure and the progressive death that you see with massive PE now if you were to draw a line like that everything above the line is sub massive PE everything below the line is massive PE okay this is a big

experiment I did we were trying to create sub massive PE we created a massive PE this used to be mostly the L the left-sided chambers and all of a sudden became the right-sided chambers to me this drove home how much the right

side can blow out and dilate that's the only point of this picture I hope I didn't cross you out okay so let's talk

so just a compliment what we everybody's talked about I think a great introduction for diagnosing PID the imaging techniques to evaluate it some of the Loney I want to talk about some of the above knee interventions no disclosures when it sort of jumped into

a little bit there's a 58 year old male who has a focal non-healing where the right heel now interestingly we when he was referred to me he was referred to for me for a woman that they kept emphasizing at the anterior end going

down the medial aspect of the heel so when I literally looked at that that was really a venous stasis wound so he has a mixed wound and everybody was jumping on that wound but his hour till wound was this this right heel rudra category-five

his risk factors again we talked about diabetes being a large one that in tandem with smoking I think are the biggest risk factors that I see most patient patients with wounds having just as we talked about earlier we I started

with a non-invasive you can see on the left side this is the abnormal side the I'm sorry the right leg is the abnormal the left leg is the normal side so you can see the triphasic waveforms the multiphasic waveforms on the left the

monophasic waveforms immediately at the right I don't typically do a lot of cross-sectional imaging I think a lot of information can be obtained just from the non-invasive just from this the first thing going through my head is he

has some sort of inflow disease with it that's iliac or common I'll typically follow within our child duplex to really localize the disease and carry out my treatment I think a quick comment on a little bit of clinicals so these

waveforms will correlate with your your Honourable pencil Doppler so one thing I always emphasize with our staff is when they do do those audible physical exams don't tell me whether there's simply a Doppler waveform or a Doppler pulse I

don't really care if there's not that means their leg would fall off what I care about is if monophasic was at least multiphasic that actually tells me a lot it tells me a lot afterwards if we gain back that multiphase the city but again

looking at this a couple of things I can tell he has disease high on the right says points we can either go PITA we can go antegrade with no contralateral in this case I'll be since he has hide he's used to the right go contralateral to

the left comment come on over so here's the angio I know NGOs are difficult Aaron when there's no background so just for reference I provided some of the anatomy so this is the right you know groin area

right femur so the right common from artery and SFA you have a downward down to the knee so here's the pop so if we look at this he has Multi multi multiple areas of disease I would say that patients that have above knee disease

that have wounds either have to level disease meaning you have iliac and fem-pop or they at least have to have to heal disease typically one level disease will really be clot against again another emphasis a lot of these patients

since they're not very mobile they're not very ambulatory this these patients often come with first a wound or rest pain so is this is a patient was that example anyway so what we see again is the multifocal occlusions asta knows

he's common femoral origin a common femoral artery sfa origin proximal segment we have a occlusion at the distal sfa so about right here past the air-duct iratus plus another occlusion at the mid pop to talk about just again

the tandem disease baloney he also has a posterior tibial occlusion we talked about the fact that angio some concept so even if I treat all of this above I have to go after that posterior tibial to get to that heel wound and complement

the perineal so ways to reach analyze you know the the biggest obstacle here is on to the the occlusions i want to mention some of the devices out there I'm not trying to get in detail but just to make it reader where you know there's

the baiance catheter from atronics essentially like a little metal drill it wobbles and tries to find the path of least resistance to get through the occlusion the cross or device from bard is a device that is essentially or what

I call is a frakking device they're examples they'll take a little peppermint they'll sort of tap away don't roll the hole peppermint so it's like a fracking device essentially it's a water jet

that's pulse hammering and then but but to be honest I think the most effective method is traditional wire work sorry about that there are multiple you know you're probably aware of just CTO wires multi weighted different gramm wires 12

gram 20 gram 30 gram wires I tend to start low and go high so I'll start with the 12 gram uses supporting micro catheter like a cxi micro catheter a trailblazer and a B cross so to look at here the sheath I've placed a sheet that

goes into the SFA I'm attacking the two occlusions first the what I used is the micro catheter about an 1/8 micro catheter when the supporting my catheters started with a trailblazer down into the crossing the first

occlusion here the first NGO just shows up confirmed that I'm still luminal right I want to state luminal once I've crossed that first I've now gone and attacked the second occlusion across that occlusion so once I've cross that

up confirm that I'm luminal and then the second question is what do you want to do with that there's gonna be a lot of discussions on whether you want Stan's direct me that can be hold hold on debate but I think a couple of things we

can agree we're crossing their courageous we're at the pop if we can minimize standing that region that be beneficial so for after ectomy couple of flavors there's the hawk device which

essentially has a little cutter asymmetrical cutter that allows you to actually shave that plaque and collect that plaque out there's also a horrible out there device that from CSI the dime back it's used to sort of really sort of

like a plaque modifier and softened down that plaque art so in this case I've used this the hawk device the hawk has a little bit of a of a bend in the proximal aspect of the catheter that lets you bias the the device to shape

the plaque so here what I've done you there you can see the the the the the teeth itself so you can tell we're lateral muta Liz or right or left is but it's very hard to see did some what's AP and posterior so usually

what I do is I hop left and right I turned the I about 45 degrees and now to hawk AP posterior I'm again just talking left to right so I can always see where the the the the AP ended so I can always tell without the the teeth

are angioplasty and then here once I'm done Joan nice caliber restored flow restored then we attacked the the common for most enosis and sfa stenosis again having that device be able to to an to direct

that device allows me to avoid sensing at the common femoral the the plaque is resolved from the common femoral I then turn it and then attack the the plaque on the lateral aspect again angioplasty restore flow into the common firm on the

proximal SFA so that was the there's the plaque that you can actually obtain from that Hawk so you're physically removing that that plaque so so that's you know that's the the restoration that flow just just you know I did attack the

posterior tibial I can cross that area I use the diamond back for that balloon did open it up second case is a woman

fish through creation one is screening with ultrasound you really have to be able to look at these patients and I'm you know when I talk to our physicians they say we have a great

ultrasonographer named Megan and so I say the first thing you need to get yourself a meg everybody needs a meg and May because meg knows what to look for what to look for what's a measure where to get flows and she submits that to us

now other than the anatomic part you know at our place you know we're very particular about and selected we try to be thoughtful about you know who gets what access and that's what the new dokey guidelines are gonna say you know

the best access for the right person at the right time so for example you know if you come in with a catheter and we can you know we'd won from a 275 mile radius people come to us you know for access because you know they they've

they've been given up the cases have been given up by local people and you've got a catheter my first thing I say is how long is the catheter been in and they said well catheters been in for eight months you're not getting a

percutaneous fistula if your catheters been in for eight months I'm gonna call one of the surgeons think I am with part of my group you know we have no competition there's no turf wars we're all friends we like each other we like

working together it's a great place I say Karl Karl Willy who was recently from Tampa - Karl illustration - sick catheter for six months is okay I'm going to create they put a flick seen graphed in the

upper arm probably with a suture listen a stenosis and pull the catheter tomorrow that patient's going to be dilating with a graph where the dialyzer will be graphed you know because after six months you don't want a cath over

there when you start going down that road of infection endocarditis vascular damage all that kind of stuff if you come in and you started with a catheter because somebody wasn't looking ahead far enough and you got a catheter and

they come here for accents placement catheters been in for you know two weeks three weeks one month there's a good chance you're gonna be seriously mapped for a percutaneous special because now we have time we've got we arbitrarily

have considered the six months window that we can probably work with the catheter there's nothing to prove that there's nothing in the literature in fact I had a discussion last night with someone from one of the companies who

wants to do some type of a trial to look and see when can these catheters really do go bad and so you're gonna get worked up for a percutaneous fish and clearly if you come with stage four you know know you're not on dialysis they don't

know when you're gonna go into Alice's but they you know you're going in that direction you're gonna get seriously worked up for a percutaneous fistula one patients are still psychologically trying to wrap their head around the

fact that they're going to be on dialysis it's much easier to tell them you come in you're gonna get a puncture two punctures you're gonna go home with a band-aid and we'll take care of this we'll get this up and running over the

next six weeks eight weeks ten weeks and when you need it it's gonna be ready to go and you won't need a catheter then we tell them you don't not gonna need this catheter sticking out of your neck they're very happy and they usually

agree to do the percutaneous miss doula also since you don't get those big ropey fish - as I talked about when these patients are in dialysis you know how many people ever been to a dialysis unit that's how I tell physicians you want to

you know you want to look build a practice like this go to the dialysis unit talk to the charge charge nurse do rounds once a month or once every couple of weeks with a nephrologist and that's how you build the practice but these

patients they're in the chairs they're talking to each other right and they say hey how come you don't look like a cling-on you know with this big veins you know you where's your fistula and then they want that you know they it's

really cosmetically very pleasing these patients are so deserving and they have such horrible I was being tied to that machine three days a week so any little bit of hope we can give them I think is is worth it alright in summary it's not

a one-step procedure and then we try to make patients understand this you may need a secondary angioplasty or embolization in the future hopefully not usually about 30% of the time has great value in the stage Forge so we

talked about more acceptable to patients coming to grips with their future may make a significant difference with the catheter people starting with a catheter and I think whoever is going to do this really has to have a commitment to

access this is not you're not doing a procedure you're actually developing a treatment plan or a treatment system and so then these patients are yours once you do this you're following them you're keeping them working you know how do you

sell this to the surgeon you sell to the surgeons this way because if you start this program you know people are gonna start coming to you they're gonna come out of the woodwork it's like if we start doing AVM stuff that they start to

come from nowhere and you're gonna draw so many patients the in that surgeons are going to have more work and there's no question because everybody's not going to be a candidate and so I mean when bobwhite if hopkins years ago

started doing angioplasty the business of surgery increased by 15% so you're gonna see you're gonna make the pie bigger that's how you sell it you're making the pie bigger and everybody can feast on the pie leverages our expertise

as interventional radiologists and image guided procedure list to make these procedures work I think we're in a great position a really great position if you listen to Alan Matsumoto the other day at the toddler lecture we're in a great

position for the new age of medicine and it may be the ideal procedure for multidisciplinary collaboration I can't do basilic vein transpositions or elevations or brachial vein elevations so it's good to have a surgeon that

you're friendly with that will make these things happen they're all part of the group that's necessary and I think that could be it yes ah I'm from New York and I'm a shameless marketer and so I would encourage you if you're

interested or some of your attendings or interests come to the vasa practicum it's gonna be done in Houston with dr. Eric Pete and chief of vascular surgery is running the meeting you get to put your hands on all these devices and put

and stuff you can all do it I mean it doesn't have to be doctors you have big models and they'll have live cases and it's a great opportunity in 2020 since I'm the president-elect of Vassar we're gonna run the meeting in

Charleston that's gonna be held out a hell of a lot of fun so we encourage you to come to Charleston in 2020 thank you very much not questions yeah

of these issues filters are generally still use or were used up until a few years ago or five years ago almost exclusively and then between five years and a decade ago there was this new concept of proximal protection or flow

reversal that came about and so this is the scenario where you don't actually cross the lesion but you place a couple balloons one in the external carotid artery one in the common carotid artery and you stop any blood flow that's going

through the internal carotid artery overall so if there's no blood flowing up there then when you cross the lesion without any blood flow there's nothing nowhere for it to go the debris that that is and then you can angioplasty and

or stent and then ultimately place your stent and then get out and then aspirate all of that column of stagnant blood before you deflate the balloons and take your device out so step-by-step I'll walk through this a couple times because

it's a little confusing at least it was for me the first time I was doing this but common carotid artery clamping just like they do in surgery right I showed you the pictures of the surgical into our directa me they do the vessel loops

around the common carotid approximately the eca and the ICA and then actually of clamping each of those sites before they open up the vessel and then they in a sequential organized reproducible manner uncle Dee clamp or unclamp each of those

sites in the reverse order similar to this balloon this is an endovascular clamping if you will so you place this common carotid balloon that's that bottom circle there you inflate you you have that clamping that occurs right

so what happens then is that you've taken off the antegrade blood flow in that common carotid artery on that side you have retrograde blood flow that's coming through from the controller circulation and you have reverse blood

flow from the ECA the external carotid artery from the contralateral side that can retrograde fill the distal common carotid stump and go up the ica ultimately then you can suspend the antegrade blood flow up the common

carotid artery as I said and then you clamp or balloon occlude the external carotid artery so now if you include the external carotid artery that second circle now you have this dark red column of blood up the distal common carotid

artery all the way up the internal carotid artery up until you get the Circle of Willis Circle of Willis allows cross filling a blood on the contralateral side so the patient doesn't undergo stroke because they've

got an intact circulation and they're able to tolerate this for a period of time now you can generally do these with patients awake and assess their ability to tolerate this if they don't tolerate this because of incomplete circle or

incomplete circulation intracranial injury really well then you can you can actually condition the patient to tolerate this or do this fairly quickly because once the balloons are inflated you can move fairly quickly and be done

or do this in stepwise fashion if you do this in combination with two balloons up you have this cessation of blood flow in in the internal carotid artery you do your angioplasty or stenting and post angioplasty if need be and then you

aspirate your your sheath that whole stagnant column of blood you aspirate that with 320 CC syringes so all that blood that's in there and you can check out what you see in the filter but after that point you've taken all that blood

that was sitting there stagnant and then you deflate the balloons you deflate them in stepwise order so this is what happens you get your o 35 stiff wire up into the external carotid artery once it's in the external cart or you do not

want to engage with the lesion itself you take your diagnostic catheter up into the external carotid artery once you're up there you take your stiff wire right so an amp lats wire placed somewhere in the distal external carotid

artery once that's in there you get your sheath in place and then you get your moment devices a nine French device overall and it has to come up and place this with two markers the proximal or sorry that distal markers in the

proximal external carotid artery that's what this picture shows here the proximal markers in the common carotid artery so there's nothing that's touched that lesion so far in any of the images that I've shown and then that's the moma

device that's one of these particular devices that does proximal protection and and from there you inflate the balloon in the external carotid artery you do a little angiographic test to make sure that there's no branch

proximal branch vessels of the external carotid artery that are filling that balloon is inflated now in this picture once you've done that you can inflate the common carotid artery once you've done that now you can take an O on four

wire of your choice cross the lesion because there's no blood flow going so even if you liberated plaque or debris it's not going to go anywhere it's just gonna sit there stagnant and then with that cross do angioplasty this is what

it looks like in real life you have a balloon approximately you have a balloon distally contrast has been injected it's just sitting there stagnant because there's nowhere for it to go okay once the balloons are inflated you've

temporarily suspends this suspended any blood flow within this vasculature and then as long as you confirm that there's no blood flow then you go ahead and proceed with the intervention you can actually check pressures we do a lot of

pressure side sheath pressure measurements the first part of this is what the aortic pressure and common carotid artery pressures are from our sheath then we've inflated our balloons and the fact that there's even any

waveform is actually representative of the back pressure we're getting and there's actually no more antegrade flow in the common carotid artery once you've put this in position then you can stent this once the stent is in place and you

think you like everything you can post dilated and then once you've post dilated then you deflate your balloon right so you deflate your all this debris that's shown in this third picture is sitting there stagnant

you deflate the external carotid artery balloon first and then your common carotid artery and prior to deflating either the balloons you've aspirated the blood flow 320 CC syringes as I said we filter the contents of the third syringe

to see if there's any debris if there's debris and that third filter and that third syringe that we actually continue to ask for eight more until we have a clean syringe but there's no filter debris out because

that might tell us that there's a lot of debris in this particular column of blood because we don't want to liberate any of that so when do you not want to use this well what if the disease that you're dealing with extends past the

common carotid past the internal carotid into the common carotid this device has to pass through that lesion before it gets into the external carotid artery so this isn't a good device for that or if that eca is occluded so you can't park

that kampf balloon that distal balloon to balloon sheath distally into the external carotid artery so that might not be good either if the patient can't tolerate it as I mentioned that's something that we assess for and you

want to have someone who's got some experience with this is a case that it takes a quite a bit of kind of movement and coordination with with the physician technologists or and co-operators that

I'm Sabine and I know a lot of you through online social media through Twitter thanks for inviting me and you know the topic is neuro intervention and it was a little bit of a big topic so I decided to focus a little bit more on to stroke and so out of the people in the

audience now who is participating in stroke thrombectomy so we got a lot good good and that's it's it's something that's really cool and you know I was at Northwestern and actually we didn't do any of that for a body trained person so

I'm gonna kind of go into how we do stroke and why it became such a big deal in 2015 so that just changed the topic to stroke care and you know it'll kind of go into that so sorry this thing's a little bit slow I think the other person

really hard there we go so no disclosures and I have a lot of pretty videos here so it should kind of help you with your post food coma post afternoon lunch so these guys I have to hand it to these five gentlemen a lot of

them are here at the conference the first two I work with and they you know literally hand held me through my first like hundred cases so because I had no I've never even put a catheter above the neck when I came to this job and they

basically taught us in fellowship to be pretty scared of the brain so I have to hand it to these guys who are who are really just shapeshifters and the whole on the whole field and today we're gonna you know I won't bore you with like the

trials and all this I just want to you know especially for those who don't do stroke maybe get you excited and maybe we'll try to do some of that in your lab and like I said I had a ton of unk experience at Northwestern that's what

they're known for why 90 Wow 90 why 90 my cerebral experience was zero my PA D experience was zero - so of course the job I ended up going to that's all they do is all cerebral in PA D so it was kind of funny

and the reason I'm kind of putting this here is that for those that don't do it's it's it's totally you can learn and it's not something to be scared about even some of the tips and tricks I'll show you here how we do our setup

and everything it shouldn't you shouldn't be worried about it if you're you know if you're IRS are worried about doing it it's it's all doable PIH it's in Whittier not many people know where the hell Whittier is so I put it on a

map that's where we are next to LA and I grew up near Whittier I didn't even know it existed but it's a nice little niche place so you know what has really

kind of the embolic protection because I think with carotid artery stenting the stents there's a lot of different types they're all self expanding for the most

part and there's not a lot to talk about there but there is with regards to embolic protection and there so there's distal and violent protection where you have this where that blue little sheath in the common carotid artery you got a

wire through the ica stenosis and a little basket or filter distally before you put the stent in early on they used to think oh maybe we'll do distal balloon occlusion put a balloon up distally do your intervention aspirate

whatever collects behind the balloon and then take the balloon down not so ideal because you never really asked for it a hundred percent of the debris and then whatever whenever you deflate the balloon it goes back it goes up to the

brain you still have some embolic phenomenon in the cerebral vascular churn and then there's this newer concept of proximal protection where you use either flow reversal reverse the blood flow in the cerebral circulation

or you actually cause a stagnant column of blood in the ica so you can't get you don't get anything that embolize is up distally but you have this stagnant column the debris collects there you aspirate that actively before you take

down the balloons that are in position in the X carotids and common carotid artery and then you take everything out so let's walk through each of these if you really wanted to pick out the perfect embolic

protection device it's got to be relatively easy to use it's got to be stable in position so it's not moving up and down and causing injury to the vessel but even while it's in place cerebral perfusion is maintained so that

balloon the distal balloon not a great idea because you're cutting off all the blood flow to the brain you might stop something from embolizing up distally but in the process of doing that you may patient may not tolerate that you want

complete protection during all aspects of the procedure so when we place a filter as you'll see just crossing the lesion with the initial filter can cause a distal embolus so that's a problem you want to be able to use your guide wire

choice as many of you know when we go through peripheral vasculature there's your go-to wires but it doesn't always work every time with that one go-to wire so you want to be able to pick the wire that you want to use or

change it up if needed for different lesions so if you get to use your wire of choice then then that's gonna be a better system than something that's man deter and then if you have a hard time using that wire to get across the lesion

you have a problem overall and then ultimately where do you land that protection device and a few diagrams here to help illustrate this generally speaking these distal embolic protection these filters that go beyond

the lesion have been used for quite a while and are relatively safe you can see them pretty easily and geographically they have little markers on them that signify if they're open or closed and we look for that overall and

blood flows through them it's just a little sieve a little basket that collects really tiny particles micrometers in size but allows blood flow to pass through it so you're not actually causing any cessation of blood

flow to the brain but you are protecting yourself from that embolic debris and it's generally well tolerated overall we had really good results in fact when not using this device there's a lot of strokes that were occurring in use of

this device dramatic reduction so a significant improvement in this procedural area by utilization of embolic protection however distal embolic protection or filter devices are not a perfect APD as you as you may know

those of you have been involved in carotid stenting there is no cerebral protection when you cross the lesion if you have a curlicue internal carotid artery this filter doesn't sit right and and ultimately may not cause

good protection or actually capture everything that breaks off the plaque and it can be difficult to deliver in those really tortuous internal carotid arteries so ultimately you can cross the lesion but you may not get this filter

up if you don't get the filter up you can't put the stent then ultimately you're out of luck so you gotta have a different option filters may not provide complete cerebral protection if they're not fully opposed and again it does

allow passage of really tiny particles right so your blood cells have to be able to pass but even though it's less than about a hundred microns may be significant enough to cause a significant stroke if it goes to the

right basket of territory so it's not perfect protection and then if you have so much debris you can actually overload the filter fill it up in tile and entirely and then you have a point where when you capture the filter there's some

residual debris that's never fully captured either so these are concerns and then ultimately with that filter in place you can cause a vessel dissection when you try to remove it or if it's bouncing up and down without good

stability you can cause spasm to the vessel as well and so these are the things that we look for frequently because we want to make sure that ultimately if we just sent the lesion but we don't believe the vessel distal

to it intact and we're going to have a problem so here's some kind of illustrated diagrams for this here's a sheath in the common carotid artery you see your plaque lesion in the internal carotid artery and you're trying to

cross this with that filter device that's what's the picture on the right but as you're crossing that lesion you're you're liberating a little plaque or debris which you see here and during that period of time until the filters in

place you're not protected so all that debris is going up to the brain so there's that first part of the procedure where you're not protected that's one of the pitfalls or concerns particularly with very stenotic lesions or friable

lesions like this where you're not protected until that filters in place that first step you never are protected in placement of a filter here's an example where you have a torturous internal carotid artery so you see this

real kink these are kinds of carotid internal carotid arteries that we can see and if you place that filter in that bend that you can see right at the bend there the bottom part the undersurface of the carotid doesn't have good wall

my position of the filter so debris can can slip past the filter on the under under surface of this which is a real phenomenon and you can see that you can say well what if we oversize the filter if you oversize the filter then it then

it just oval eyes Azure or it crimps and in folds on itself so you really have to size this to the specific vessel that you plan to target it in but just the the physics of this it's it's a tube think about a balloon a balloon doesn't

conform to this it tries to straighten everything out this isn't going to straighten the vessel out so it doesn't fully conform on the full end of the filter and you have incomplete a position and therefore

incomplete filtration so this is another failure mode I mentioned before what if it gets overloaded so here's a diagram where you have all this debris coming up it's filling up the really tiny tiny particles go past it because this little

micro sieve allows really small particles to go distal but approximately it's overloaded so now you get all this debris in there you place your stent you take your retrieval filter or catheter to take this filter out and all that

stuff that's sitting between the overloaded filter and your stent then gets liberated and goes up to the brain so you got to worry about that as well I mentioned this scenario that it builds up so much so that you can't get all the

debris out and ultimately you lose some and then when the filter is full and debris particles that are suspended near the stent or if you put that filter too close to the edge of the stent you run into problems where it may catch the

stent overall and you have all of this debris and it looks small and you don't really see it and geographically obviously but ultimately is when you do a stroke assessment and it's not always devastating strokes but mild symptoms

where he had a stroke neurologist and the crest trial or most of the more recent clinical trials we actually evaluate a patient and notice that they had small maybe sub sub clinical or mild strokes that were noted they weren't

perhaps devastating strokes but they had things that caused some degree of disability so not insignificant here's a case example of a carotid stent that was done this is a case out of Arizona proximal carotid

stenosis stent placed but then distal thrombus that developed in this case and had post rhombus removal after the epd was removed so there's thrombus overloaded the the filter you can see the filter at the very top of the center

image you can see the sort of the shadow of the embolic protection device there distally aspirated that took the filter out and then ultimately removed but you can imagine that amount of thrombus up in the brain would have been a

devastating stroke and this is what the filter looks like in real life so this is what the debris may look like so it's not this is not overloaded but that's significant debris and you can see the little film or sieve that's on the

distal part of this basket and that's what captures the debris any of that in the brain is gonna leave this patient with a residual stroke despite a successful stenting procedure so this is what we're trying to avoid so in spite

quick I did want to mention t-carr briefly and try to get you guys closer to back on time this is a hybrid procedure this is combining the surgical procedure we talked about first and carotid stenting it takes combined

carotid exposure at the base of the clavicle or just above the clavicle and reverses blood flow just like we talked about but tastes slightly different technique or approach to doing this and then you put the stent in from a drug

carotid access here's the components of the device right up by the neck there is where the incision is made just above the clavicle and you have this sheet that's about eight French in size that only goes in about us to 2 cm or 1 and a

half cm overall into the vessel and then that sheath is sutured to the the chest wall and then it's got a side arm that goes what's labeled number six here is this flow reversal urn enroute neuroprotection kit it reverses the

blood flow and then you get a femoral sheath in the vein right in the common femoral vein and you reverse the blood flow so this is a case a picture from our institution up on the right is the patient's neck and that's the carotid

exposure and the initial sheath is in place so the sidearm of that sheath is the enroute protection system which is going up up at the top of the image there we're gonna back bleed that let that sidearm of that sheath continue to

bleed up to the very top and then connect that to the common femoral venous sheet that we have in place there's a stepwise of that and then ultimately what we see at the end of the procedure is that filter inside that

little canister can be interrogated after and you can see the debris this is in the box D here on the bottom left the debris that we captured during the flow reversal and this is a what we call a passive and then active flow reversal

system so once the system is in place the direct exposure carotid sheath in place the flow controller and AV shunt in place you see the direction of blood flow so now all that blood flow in that common carotid artery is going reverse

direction and so when you place a sheath or wire and and ultimately through that sheath up by the carotid artery there's no risk for distal embolization because everything is flowing in Reverse here's a couple

case examples ferns from our institution this is a patient who had a symptomatic critical greater than 90% stenosis has tandems to nose he's so one proximal at the origin and one a little bit more distal we you can see the little

retractors down at the base of the image there in the sheath that's essentially the extent of the sheath from the bottom of that image into the vessel only about a cm or two post angioplasty instant patient tolerated that quite well here's

another 71 year-old asymptomatic patient greater than 90% stenosis pretty calcified lesion a little more extensive than maybe with the CT shows there's the angiography and then ultimately a post stent placement using the embolic

protection device and overall the trials have shown good good safety met profile overall compared to carotid surgery so it's a minimum minimal exposure not nearly as large the risk of stroke is less because you're not mucking around

up there you're using the best of a low profile system with flow reversal albeit with a mini surgical exposure overall we've actually have an abstract or post trip this year's meeting this is just a snapshot of that you can check it out

this is our one year experience we've had comparable low complication rates overall in our experience so in summary

so my Xtreme ir case is a TVR with on a patient with a type you tie section and then we use laser to find a straight the dissection flap and I just want to before I start I just want to give a big shout-out to my attending dr. Kasia and Rudy pump Adi on our IR resident Rudy

put these really cool illustrations together as you will see on these upcoming slides and dr. Kaja he did this case and basically it helps me with everything so since your old male patient presenting with history of

chronic type UTI section um he was medically managed with and I'll G Saxena antihypertensives and then he came into the ER a couple months later and it was complaining of severe back and chest pain so a CTA was

performed and and they found that there was a significant growth in the descending thoracic aorta and so we have a couple images here we have a 3d reconstruction of the aorta as well as the sagittal image of that CTA and does

anyone notice anything about this 3d on aorta no so this patient has a variant he has a bull vine arch actually so the left common carotid is coming off the right you nominate um but vessel the arteries so it's nice for us when we're

placing that and negraph we have more more of a landing zone so we're not covering any of important structures other than the less left subclavian artery and so we're the two arrow heads are on the sagittal image you will see

that there's reentry tears so if you look at the 3d image so the dissection is that line right in the middle and so it's starting at the origin of near the LSA and ending at the level of the celiac artery okay so we obtained right

and left common femoral access and you obtain left brachial access as well and the reason for left particular access is once we get our enter graph gen we're going to go ahead and I'm pass the wire through and a laser through and find us

to find a straight through that under graft so you can have flow but I will talk about that later so we put a twenty French dry seal sheath and the right groin and in the left groin we had a 8 by 45

she's and that was basically to accommodate IVA so they can kind of get a feel for what we're doing it just like another resource we have so we have two IVs images here the one on the left with the yellow arrow basically is just

showing us that thickened dissection flap and the Ibis on the right is the love of the celiac artery so the celiac artery is where that green arrow is pointing to and the white arrow head is basically just showing us that reentry

tear at that level and so through the right through the right the sheet on the right hand side the 20 French try seal sheets we placed the 7 by a 55 Aptus on steerable tour tour guide sheath so that basically can angle up to 180 degrees so

we place that up to sheath in the true lumen of the aorta and pointing towards the false lumen and then I just put some pictures up of what a dissection looks like I don't know if a lot of people a lot of you guys on do dissection their

frustrations I mean your practice but I just thought it would be nice to show and so once we have the Aptus sheep up in the true lumen and have it pointed towards on the false women we confirmed with the eye this just to make sure

we're on the right spot and we're not we're not going to harm any other structures when we laser so once we have that up we use laser to kind of poke a hole and fenestrated create that's here and once we did that we dragged while

the laser was on we dragged the baptists sheath down 4 centimeters and created a large terror so the whole goal is to open up that dissection so we could eventually place that under graph so once and that there's a florist got the

image of ibis and apt the Aptus sheath and all that and so we created a large tiara and then what we did was we passed the 18 wire into the false live and we angioplasty with the 14 by 4 centimeter balloon and as you can see that there is

some waste on that balloon and then eventually it dilated up to you know now I'm gonna burst rate which was 18 and so that Ibis is basically showing us that's here that we just made in our dissection flap

okay am I not there we go okay so once we angioplasty be repeated the same thing so we put the laser back up get a small tear right underneath large penetrations here that we just said and then we angioplasty it so once we

angioplasty we connected that top tier and bottom tear together we opened it all up and we angioplasty it again after that so once that I mean go back so once the angioplasty so right underneath that big tear that we just made so between

the tear that we just made and the re-entry is here at the level of a celiac you still have that little piece of a dissection flap that we still need to open to place our under graft so once we did that once we angioplasty through

the right groin we passed up a glide catheter and the true lumen and pointed it towards the false women and through on the tear that we just made we passed the v18 wire and through the left groin we went up with a 20 millimeter loop

snare and so we grabbed the the 18 wire and so that loop snare went and that reentry tear and like into the false lumen so our whole point is to get through and through access with that wire so we can use as a wire cutter to

cut the remaining flaps so that's what we did so we we grabbed that snare we grab that v18 with the snare we pulled it out of the left groin and we obtained through and through access okay so you're just ripping it down yeah

basically it's like it she goes somewhere yeah yeah you got it yeah that's exact don't ask a question to what you don't want the answer so basically that's what we did so once we got through into access we advanced both

sheets and we kind of like pull down to to cut the remaining flap so once we did that we basically had everything open so we were ready to place our under graft so we did angiography and then we ended up

deploying the descent and then so once we would deploy the stent we basically covered that LSA the left subclavian artery so that's exactly why we got brachial access so we pass the wire through and got to the origin of the LSA

and then we ended up putting the laser down and then we turn the laser on poked a hole and so now we have this hole and this endograft so once we did that we angioplasty it and then we deploy the stents okay and so now we have a diagram

of the pates and LSA following stenting so we sent in the aorta and where the dissection was and then resented the LSA so we have nice nice flow the REC lab donal angiogram basically is just demonstrating feeling of the celiac in

superior mesenteric artery as you can see in that middle image distally so one of our missions that Rudy made which is pretty awesome so illustration of fenestrated t-bar with LSA sensing and adequate just so Co following the

dissection flap that we usually there's open so BAM there you go so that's Rudy and I in the middle my one of my co-workers Kevin and when my mentor is dr. Kaja dr. Marley and myself so thank you hi dr. Kasia thanks for joining

- Thank you for the opportunity to present this arch device. This is a two module arch device. The main model comes from the innominated to the descending thoracic aorta and has a large fenestration for the ascending model that is fixed with hooks and three centimeters overlapping with the main one.

The beginning fenestration for the left carotid artery was projected but was abandoned for technical issue. The delivery system is precurved, preshaped and this allows an easy positioning of the graft that runs on a through-and-through wire from the

brachial to the femoral axis and you see here how the graft, the main model is deployed with the blood that supported the supraortic vessels. The ascending model is deployed after under rapid pacing.

And this is the compilation angiogram. This is a case from our experience is 6.6 centimeters arch and descending aneurysm. This is the planning we had with the Gore Tag. at the bottom of the implantation and these are the measures.

The plan was a two-stage procedure. First the hemiarch the branching, and then the endovascular procedure. Here the main measure for the graph, the BCT origin, 21 millimeters, the BCT bifurcation, 20 millimeters,

length, 30 millimeters, and the distal landing zone was 35 millimeters. And these are the measures that we choose, because this is supposed to be an off-the-shelf device. Then the measure for the ascending, distal ascending, 35 millimeters,

proximal ascending, 36, length of the outer curve of 9 centimeters, on the inner curve of 5 centimeters, and the ascending model is precurved and we choose a length between the two I cited before. This is the implantation of the graft you see,

the graft in the BCT. Here, the angiography to visualize the bifurcation of the BCT, and the release of the first part of the graft in the BCT. Then the angiography to check the position. And the release of the graft by pushing the graft

to well open the fenestration for the ascending and the ascending model that is released under cardiac pacing. After the orientation of the beat marker. And finally, a kissing angioplasty and this is the completion and geography.

Generally we perform a percutaneous access at auxiliary level and we close it with a progolide checking the closure with sheet that comes from the groin to verify the good occlusion of the auxiliary artery. And this is the completion, the CT post-operative.

Okay. Seven arch aneurysm patients. These are the co-morbidities. We had only one minor stroke in the only patient we treated with the fenestration for the left carotid and symptomology regressed completely.

In the global study, we had 46 implantations, 37 single branch device in the BCT, 18 in the first in men, 19 compassionate. These are the co-morbidities and indications for treatment. All the procedures were successful.

All the patients survived the procedure. 10 patients had a periscope performed to perfuse the left auxiliary artery after a carotid to subclavian bypass instead of a hemiarch, the branching. The mean follow up for 25 patients is now 12 months.

Good technical success and patency. We had two cases of aneurysmal growth and nine re-interventions, mainly for type II and the leak for the LSA and from gutters. The capilomiar shows a survival of 88% at three years.

There were three non-disabling stroke and one major stroke during follow up, and three patients died for unrelated reasons. The re-intervention were mainly due to endo leak, so the first experience was quite good in our experience and thanks a lot.

- Rifampin-soaked endografts for treating prosthetic graf y work? I have no conflicts of interest. Open surgery for mycotic aneurysms is not perfect. We know it's logical, but it has a morbidity mortality of at least 40% in the abdomen and higher in the chest.

Sick, old, infected patients do poorly with major open operations so endografts sound logical. However, the theoretical reasons not to use them is putting a prosthetic endograft in an infected aorta immediately gets infected. Not removing infected tissue creates

an abcess in the aorta outside the endgraft and of course you have to replace the aorta in aorto-enteric fistulas. So, case in point, saccular aneurysm treated with a TEVAR and two weeks later as fever and abdominal pain.

You start out like this, you put an EVAR inside you get an abcess. Ended up with an open ilio-celiac open thoraco with left heart bypass. Had to sew two arches together. But what about cases where you can't

or you shouldn't do open? For example, 44 year old IV drug user, recurrent staph aureus endocarditis, bacteremia, had a previous aorto-bifem which was occluded, iliac stents, many many laparotomies ending in short bowel syndrome and an ileostomy.

CT scan and a positive tag white cell scan shows this. It's two centimeters, it's okay, treat it with antibiotics. Unfortunately, 10 days later it looks like this, so open repair. So, we tried for hours to get into the abdomen. The abdomen was frozen and, ultimately,

we ended up going to endografts so I added rifampin to it, did an aorta union and a fem fem and it looked like this and I said well, we'll see what happens. She's going to die. Amazingly, at a year the sac had totally shrunk. I remind you she was on continuous treatment.

She had her heart replaced again for the second time and notice the difference between the stent at one year to the sac size. So adding rifampin to prosthetic Dacron was first described in the late 1980's and inhibits growth in vivo and in vitro.

So I used the same concentration of 60 milligrams per milliliter. That's three amps of 600, 30 CC's water injected into the sheath. We published this awhile back. You can go straight into the sheath in a Cook.

Looks like this, or you can pre deploy a bit of little Medtronic and sort of trickle it in with an angiocatheter. So the idea that endografts in infected aortas immediately become infected, make it worse. I don't think it's true.

It may be false. What about aorto-enteric fistulas? This person showed up 63 year old hemorrhagic shock, previous Dacron patch, angioplasty to the aorta a few years ago, aorto-duodenal fistula not subtle. Nice little Hiroshima sign

and occluded bilateral external iliac arteries. Her abdomen looked like this. Multiple abdominal hernias, bowel resections, and had a skin graft on the bowel. Clearly this was the option. I'm not going to tell you how I magically got in there

but let's just leave it at that I got an endograft in there, rifampin soaked, sealed the hole and then I put her on TPN. So the idea that you have to resect and bypass, I'll get back to her soon, I think it's false. You don't necessarily have to do it every time. What about aorto-esophageal hemorrhagic shock, hematemesis?

Notice the laryng and esophageus of the contrast, real deal fistula. Put some TEVARs in there, and the idea was to temporize and to do a definitive repair knowing that we wouldn't get away with it. On post update nine, we did a cervical esophagostomy

and diverted the esophagus with the idea that maybe he could heal for a little while. He went home, we were going to repair him later, but of course he came back with fever, malaise, and of course gas around the aneurysm and we ended up having to fix him open.

So the problem with aorto-enteric fistulas is when you put an endograft in them it's sort of like a little boomerang. You get to throw them out and it's nice and it sails around but in the end you have to catch it. So, in the long term the lady I showed you before,

a year and a half later she came back with a retroperitoneal abscess. However, she was in much better shape. She wasn't bleeding to death, she'd lost weight, she'd quit smoking. She got an ax-bi-fem, open resection,

gastrojejunostomy and she's at home. So, I think the idea's, I think it's false but maybe realistically what it is, is that eventually if you do aorto-enteric fistulas you're going to have to do something and maybe if you don't remove the infection

it may make it worse. So in conclusion, endografts for mycotic aneurysms, they do save lives. I think you should use them liberally for bad cases. It could be a bad patient, a bad aorta, or bad presentation. Treat it with antibiotics as long as possible

before you put the endograft in and here's the voodoo, 60 milligrams per mil of rifampin. Don't just put in there, put it in with some semblance of science behind it, put it on Dacron, it may even lead to complete resolution. And I've also added trans-lumbar thoracic pigtail drains

in patients that I literally cannot ever want to go back in. Put 'em in for ten days wash it out. TPN on aorto-enterics for a month, voodoo, I agree, and I use antibiotics for life. Have a good plan B because it may come back in two weeks or two years, deploy them low

or cut out the super renal fixations so you can take them out a little easier. Thank you.

thrombectomy is another popular way of treating patients there's a lot of different aspiration catheters the SPX catheter is actually not available currently in the US but what it basically is I can have the rectum a

device that spins in such backlot the Indigo thrombectomy system from penumbra is a yet another device that sucks out clot I think many of us have used that it's kind of like a vacuum cleaner but usually more like a dust

hand vac where it's going to suck up thrombus the angio vac is much more like a Hoover where you're going to use and put a patient on veno-venous bypass that requires a 22 French sheath and a 17 French sheath but that will take out

thrombus I personally prefer using NGO vac in the IVC in big large thrombus for that and not in the pulmonary arteries because it's very inflexible but it's very very useful in a few patient populations in

all of these devices there is no TPA that needs to be given you're just sucking out the clot and you're actually removing it from the patient's body rather than dissolving it and sending it downstream the drawbacks on all of these

devices is their larger access points the SP or X is around six French although that's not that much bigger penumbra device is 8 French and the as we mentioned the angio vac is 22 French

here a little bit okay the ellipsis device Avenue medical from California developed by Jeff Howe in Richmond ultrasound imaging only don't need

fluoroscopy everybody in the room like staff they'd off to where lid you advance the needle into the either the very distal cephalic vein or through the actual perforator under ultrasound and once you're there you

follow the tip of the needle keeping it in the center of the lumen of the vein under ultrasound guided down to the point where it's just adjacent to the radial artery and then once you're adjacent to the radial artery this may

take a little bit of torquing of the needle but you know even putting in PICC lines for what 15 years 20 years so it's nothing not more difficult than that which is you know why I tell the fellows do the PICC lines you're not doing the

PICC lines just to do pickle and you're doing them so you can do these kinds of procedures then you puncture the radial artery then you get arterial blood flow you put a wire down and you get a sheath down and you put the device down I'll

show you the device in just a second it's called tissue welding it's an electronic device that creates a anastomosis doesn't really succumb to any problems with vascular wall calcifications usually takes just 30 to

45 minutes I did the last one the other day in 15 minutes and angioplasty the anastomosis immediately following the creation of the fissure with a 5 millimeter 1/8 balloon of your choice here's the device you can see it opens

up there's like a little bit of a window there and so it goes down through the vein it crosses over into the artery you're able to see this under ultrasound you position that window as you see on the right with the artery and wall the

vein artery vein and artery walls between that space and then the debate the device closes down on them then the machine will give you a reading of what the distances you push to the button and you got a fistula and it's very pretty

straightforward then you go ahead and balloon that with a five millimeter balloon to make sure the anastomosis is open and running and that's it then you pull out and you can compress with one finger you know on the vein and here's a

look at the the anatomic and that's office Jilla that it does create you know you don't mobilize there's no surgical trauma patient goes home with a couple of band-aids here's a dissection with ultrasound of the area that you're

working in there on the right you can see the perforator coming down it's sitting over the PRA the right proximal radial artery and that's right where you're going to make your puncture from one vessel into the other and this is

what you're left with on the left of course you see a big surgical scar from a prior creation of probably in the brachiocephalic fistula and on the right you can see the very prominent cephalic vein after fish through the creation

which is getting ready to to be punctured here's the illustration of what you've just done again perforating vein going down towards the radial artery create the fish stool and now you have a brachial artery down radial

artery so you have a radial proximal radial perforating vein fistula I don't know whether it hopefully it goes up the cephalic vein if it goes up the basilic vein you may have to consider doing transpositions or elevation to get that

vein in a position of yeah so that it can't be punctured here's another ultrasound from one of our cases again showing a nice you know red to blue flow of the fistula here's another one you know I have to see these a while you say

wow it's really pretty amazing and what we do is we get velocity measurements at the time of the procedure one week later then at four weeks later and at four weeks if they're not flowing at least 500 to 600 cc's a minute then we'll go

in and do a secondary balloon or something to get things going there's that same patients actually this is our patients arm it's a different patient and you can see the flow map there and when you see that diastolic component

got halfway up the systolic that means you're flowing at about 600 500 to 600 cc's a minute it's a good indication that you've got a you've created a fistula with working potential if you have to re intervene it's a radial

puncture you go right up the the radial artery I'm sure your dad is familiar with doing that for the most part and that goes right across that and ask Tomo system so if you have to dilate the anastomosis to get a larger you're in

good position if you have to go up and redirect flow by embolization of small collaterals nor the brachial veins now you can do that all from the the radius it's nice highway right up into the fistula

and here's the results of the FDA trial

another device that's new in the market

is the inari device it is a combi combination of suction thrombectomy and mechanical thrombectomy and it you can see it looks like three Amplatz or plugs on a catheter but that blue catheter is actually a very nice suction system as

well so you can go beyond the clot pull it in and then suck it into the catheter this is very useful because you can pull clot out without giving any TPA and you have a lot less blood loss so if you can take the clot out with a lot less blood

loss I think you can out patients again the benefit is that there's no thrombolytic and the patients have less bleeding drawbacks like many of these devices is there's really no studies to prove that they work we can prove that

they can remove clot from the patient's body but that we don't know that that actually helps in the long run so what we really want to know in all the studies which we're actually going to show three of the main studies is

whether this actually helps patients life in the long term do they does it improve their mortality so the first

us off so here's the case from 2011 52 year old woman with asymptomatic PE who gets transferred for an outside hospital to the medical intensive care unit on a mid Saturday I'm at the humorous bit the University of Maryland at this point one

of my partners over there where is she right back there over there the two of them are they are hot hot hot stars right there in the back therapeutic Lee anticoagulated consulted the NICU attending calls me directly

the woman is hypoxic her blood pressure is low the something happens in PowerPoint and then we restart again this has taken its own independent control right now that's alright my back all right I get

to press the green button here we go green button has been pressed no action green button again there we go alright so her o2 saturation is low she's hypotensive she gets a lot of fluid her o2 saturation improves and supposedly

she was able to talk comfortably and they watch her so the question was maybe she should get some intravenous TPA that actually is the thing on the bottle versus in an ir calf direct intervention or heparin at 8 so they continue with

mchugh supports not looking bad at 8:30 at night some hours later I get a new call she's hypotensive now newly so despite therapy she's working harder to breathe an echo has been done it took hours to get the result her right side

of her heart is struggling which is the thing that happens with big pease a bad sign we can look at blood levels of troponin x' and things as well and she's now in IR by 8:30 at night so we move quickly at this point in the room she's

breathing comfortably on 3 to 4 liters of nasal cannula and she's able to talk to me and lie flat in the procedure suite this is a vena cava grant so I've cued us to some of the findings which is the flow is up the vena cava and

backwards into the apat of aim it's going up and it's coming back down so you can it you can flood the vena cable with so much contrast that it's going to spill back because you just overfill it but this is not that injection this is

hand injection ok so that means that something's happening downstream and that's the right heart not able to handle the load of contrast not a good sign actually 10 for 20 I made that number up

because I couldn't remember but I can tell you it wasn't over injected so the mean pulmonary pressure is 55 high low normal okay we got a we got a high sign over there from UVA basketball go so so at this point I'm anxious because she's

anxious and visibly so so we start to hustle to get into the pulmonary arteries and she's starting to do less well very quickly this isn't going to be mechanical thrombectomy I give a race 1/2 systemic bolus that's

a that's actually a high dose of TPA immediately because I'm now hoping that systemic therapy is gonna work as she's decompensating we are preparing to do thrombectomy pressors are being started I give more

TPA which is an indication of being worried she's now intubated CPR particular fibrillation she shock we code her for 40 minutes and she dies in ion so we have the pulmonary Catherine and we haven't started the therapy even

so the question of course is what did we miss beforehand and this is before her okay what sign should have happened sooner yes she was hypercoagulable plus I think a very would this have made a difference it's not so clear even

retrospect did we just pour fluids into her which will keep a blood pressure up and moving on that Starling heart curve that says you heart muscle will continue to work and then you fall off that cliff and would it been done differently on a

Saturday all those kinds of you know on

are in the room here's a case of an 80

year old with a previous mi had a left hand are directing me and it's gonna go for a coronary bypass graft but they want this carotid stenting significant card accenting lesion to be treated first there's the non-invasive blow

through this but there's the lesion had a prior carotid endarterectomy so had that surgery we talked about first but at the proximal and distal ends of that patch has now a stone osis from the surgical fix that's developed so we

don't want to go back in surgically that's a high resolution we want for a transfer Merle approach and from there here's what it looks like an geographically mimics what we saw on the CT scan you can see the the marker and

the external carotid artery on the right that's the distal balloon and then proximally in the common carotid artery and they're noted there and then when you inflate the balloons you can see them inflated in the second image in the

non DSA image that's the external carotid room carotid artery balloon that's very proximal the common carotid balloon is below or obscured by the shoulders and ultimately when you inflate the common carotid balloon you

just have stagnant blood flow then we treat them you can see both balloons now and the external carotid and common carotid in place we have our angioplasty balloon across the lesion and then ultimately a stent and this is what it

looked like before this is what it looks like after and tolerated this quite well and we never had risk of putting the patient for dis Lombok protection or to salamba lusts overall I'm not gonna go over this real

- I think by definition this whole session today has been about challenging vascular access cases. Here's my disclosures. I went into vascular surgery, I think I made the decision when I was either a fourth year medical student or early on in internship because

what intrigued me the most was that it seemed like vascular surgeons were only limited by their imagination in what we could do to help our patients and I think these access challenges are perfect examples of this. There's going to be a couple talks coming up

about central vein occlusion so I won't be really touching on that. I just have a couple of examples of what I consider challenging cases. So where do the challenges exist? Well, first, in creating an access,

we may have a challenge in trying to figure out what's going to be the best new access for a patient who's not ever had one. Then we are frequently faced with challenges of re-establishing an AV fistula or an AV graft for a patient.

This may be for someone who's had a complication requiring removal of their access, or the patient who was fortunate to get a transplant but then ended up with a transplant rejection and now you need to re-establish access. There's definitely a lot of clinical challenges

maintaining access: Treating anastomotic lesions, cannulation zone lesions, and venous outflow pathology. And we just heard a nice presentation about some of the complications of bleeding, infection, and ischemia. So I'll just start with a case of a patient

who needed to establish access. So this is a 37-year-old African-American female. She's got oxygen-dependent COPD and she's still smoking. Her BMI is 37, she's left handed, she has diabetes, and she has lupus. Her access to date - now she's been on hemodialysis

for six months, all through multiple tunneled catheters that have been repeatedly having to be removed for infection and she was actually transferred from one of our more rural hospitals into town because she had a infected tunneled dialysis catheter in her femoral region.

She had been deemed a very poor candidate for an AV fistula or AV graft because of small veins. So the challenges - she is morbidly obese, she needs immediate access, and she has suboptimal anatomy. So our plan, again, she's left handed. We decided to do a right upper extremity graft

but the plan was to first explore her axillary vein and do a venogram. So in doing that, we explored her axillary vein, did a venogram, and you can see she's got fairly extensive central vein disease already. Now, she had had multiple catheters.

So this is a venogram through a 5-French sheath in the brachial vein in the axilla, showing a diffusely diseased central vein. So at this point, the decision was made to go ahead and angioplasty the vein with a 9-millimeter balloon through a 9-French sheath.

And we got a pretty reasonable result to create venous outflow for our planned graft. You can see in the image there, for my venous outflow I've placed a Gore Hybrid graft and extended that with a Viabahn to help support the central vein disease. And now to try and get rid of her catheters,

we went ahead and did a tapered 4-7 Acuseal graft connected to the brachial artery in the axilla. And we chose the taper mostly because, as you can see, she has a pretty small high brachial artery in her axilla. And then we connected the Acuseal graft to the other end of the Gore Hybrid graft,

so at least in the cannulation zone we have an immediate cannualation graft. And this is the venous limb of the graft connected into the Gore hybrid graft, which then communicates directly into the axillary vein and brachiocephalic vein.

So we were able to establish a graft for this patient that could be used immediately, get rid of her tunneled catheter. Again, the challenges were she's morbidly obese, she needs immediate access, and she has suboptimal anatomy, and the solution was a right upper arm loop AV graft

with an early cannulation segment to immediately get rid of her tunneled catheter. Then we used the Gore Hybrid graft with the 9-millimeter nitinol-reinforced segment to help deal with the preexisting venous outflow disease that she had, and we were able to keep this patient

free of a catheter with a functioning access for about 13 months. So here's another case. This is in a steal patient, so I think it's incredibly important that every patient that presents with access-induced ischemia to have a complete angiogram

of the extremity to make sure they don't have occult inflow disease, which we occasionally see. So this patient had a functioning upper arm graft and developed pretty severe ischemic pain in her hand. So you can see, here's the graft, venous outflow, and she actually has,

for the steal patients we see, she actually had pretty decent flow down her brachial artery and radial and ulnar artery even into the hand, even with the graft patent, which is usually not the case. In fact, we really challenged the diagnosis of ischemia for quite some time, but the pressures that she had,

her digital-brachial index was less than 0.5. So we went ahead and did a drill. We've tried to eliminate the morbidity of the drill bit - so we now do 100% of our drills when we're going to use saphenous vein with endoscopic vein harvest, which it's basically an outpatient procedure now,

and we've had very good success. And here you can see the completion angiogram and just the difference in her hand perfusion. And then the final case, this is a patient that got an AV graft created at the access center by an interventional nephrologist,

and in the ensuing seven months was treated seven different times for problems, showed up at my office with a cold blue hand. When we duplexed her, we couldn't see any flow beyond the AV graft anastomosis. So I chose to do a transfemoral arteriogram

and what you can see here, she's got a completely dissected subclavian axillary artery, and this goes all the way into her arterial anastomosis. So this is all completely dissected from one of her interventions at the access center. And this is the kind of case that reminded me

of one of my mentors, Roger Gregory. He used to say, "I don't wan "I just want out of the trap." So what we ended up doing was, I actually couldn't get into the true lumen from antegrade, so I retrograde accessed

her brachial artery and was able to just re-establish flow all the way down. I ended up intentionally covering the entry into her AV graft to get that out of the circuit and just recover her hand, and she's actually been catheter-dependent ever since

because she really didn't want to take any more chances. Thank you very much.

- So, a little more on this theme that we've been talking about the last couple days, of inflow in the post-thrombotic limb. So, the key to maintaining an iliac-vein stent is good inflow and the key vessel seems to be the profunda, as we've been hearing for the last couple of days. This is the anatomy, the three axial vessels in the thigh,

the saphenous plays a very small role in venous return. We're dependent more on the femoral vein and the profunda. And the femoral vein just seems to be more prone to thrombosis and problems, and the profunda's there to salvage. We like to see good axial transformation of the profunda.

If we see this, you can get an IVUS catheter in these vessels from above usually. You can feel pretty confident the inflow's satisfactory. There's been some enthusiasm now to try and improve inflow, as we've been hearing, by interventions on the femoral vein. And you saw this paper earlier,

where these people had iliac-vein stents, and they we're trying to improve inflow either with femoral-vein stenting or femoral-vein angioplasty alone. And very, very high failure rates. All of them were occluded by a year, in both the angioplasty and stent groups.

My experience, I've probably done a handful of femoral-vein stents. This guy been in the practice for a couple, 15 years, post-thrombotic with iliac vein stents and some reason, his PCP discontinued his Warfarin, and the stent went down. So, this is in the office center,

acutely occluded common iliac, external iliac vein stent, and the confluence. You see thrombus in the confluence and in the profunda, which was obviously, discouraging. I got them open with the AngioJet, including his profunda. So, his symptoms of swollen thigh and calf,

and the thigh markedly improved. And he comes back a couple two year later, he's a UPS worker with complaining that he feels great, but the calf's still a problem, can I do anything else. We had a whole discussion on femoral vein intervention and he wanted to give it a shot.

The femoral vein was occluded beforehand. Here's the profunda open in SFA. So, this is prone on table, we got a good popliteal, we got a good profunda. And, you know, is this going to help him at all? But, he wanted to go for it.

This is with IVUS, the femoral vein's pretty much occluded. The popliteal vein's open. And we put a nitinol stent down, and they key is to try and land above your profunda collateral so you don't jail it. So, this is one if the ones that did well.

I got a couple doing well, and the others, not so well. So, this kid, 31 years old, multiple DVTs at such a young age, in both legs. We want to do something. His common iliac was wide open, this was diseased, so we stented this,

he got a little better, not great, he comes back a year later, can you do anything else. We began the whole discussion of femoral vein intervention doesn't work well. This is on the table prone, and just a harbinger of failure, if I can't get into the popliteal vein,

have to use a gastroc, that's a telling sign. So, I went ahead and stented his femoral vein, tried to preserve the collaterals. You can't see the popliteal that well down here, but it looked decent. He showed up with his INR low and occluded,

the whole thing went down. Here's the tail end of the nitinol stent. You can see the popliteal inflow is horrible. I got him open, but you know, it just doesn't look great. So, he went down and stayed down, reoccurring ulcers, and the poor young guy can't do anything.

In this case, again, the theme is we got iliac stents in place, so we can improve inflow. So, she comes in a couple years later, with new inflow disease on duplex and new symptoms. And you think, well you know, we'll just do a little segment of the femoral vein

where there's a tight lesion, maybe it'll help her inflow. With angioplasty alone, you can see the remain pretty tight, so I went ahead and put a stent there. Looked great afterwards, I was encouraged. But one month later, that segment of femoral vein stent went down.

You've heard of, in the early days, when we were doing thoracic aortic aneurysms iliac artery on a stick, well this is a femoral vein on a stick, so be careful. Conclusion, femoral vein stenting fails often and early. Uncharted waters may be a value in selected cases,

and I also want to see the PTS-XS trial results. Thanks.

- [Instructor] Thank you very much. So, you saw some of the issues that our, oh, this is the slightest cut, but that's okay. Some of the issues that we've seen with these percutaneous mechanical devices, and, back in the 90's, and perhaps even more than a decade ago, there were a lot of these.

And this space gets hot and cold, and one of the problems is that the level of evidence for doing these is very low, and when it is done, it wasn't done well. And this is a nice registry, a lot of patients enrolled, unfortunately we didn't learn

what we had to learn from these types of registries, because of just the study wasn't done well. So the level of evidence is low, and when we did have them, they didn't really work. And you saw some of the problems, that these devices can cause.

And here's another problem that wasn't discussed. You can see the DVT, iliofemoral DVT in here, and a device is pushed a few times up and down, and sort of aspiration, a Bertoulli, that type of thing. And this looks, oh wow, well this looks good,

maybe the thing is working, except all the clot is up here. So, these devices tend to push the clot around. So the issue is, enter now more recently, these are some of the more recent ones. Note that the AngioVac is not here, I don't consider that a practical thrombectomy device,

and so, it's not here. So, we're going to be talking about JETi. This is a system that is an aspiration system with a jet that comes inside the catheter, therefore the clot is engaged and pulled in and broken down by the jet, therefore there's no hemolysis.

And this demonstrated in this case, which is acute and chronic 17 year old multiple DVTs in the past, the iliofemoral segments are stented, as you can see here, this segment is somewhat fresh clot but these, as you can see, are subacute clot. Look at this, so the system now is designed

for over the wire, but for DVT you can use it without the wire, because it works a lot better. As you can see it can really aspirate the clot, in before your eyes. Now this I have passed the device in here once, and you can see the fresh clot is gone,

we have some residual debris in there, we have not established flow yet, and then I turn the device on... and it pulls the whole thing in, okay? So, very powerful aspiration method. So, and as you can see here, we don't have

a flow establish, outflow established yet. Therefore, when you turn it on, you have a vacuum created right here, and so this tells you how strongly this device can aspirate and work. And this isn't on the table.

After a pass here, two passes here, some residual clot in here, obviously there's residual clot there. So we pass it around these areas once more, and this segment obviously needs to get stented and on the table, re-establish antegrade flow. Since May, we've had 19 patients treated, most of them DVT.

And, based on our assessment, 17 of the 19 patients at a total time of 90 minutes on the table, had better than 90% clot retrieve. We have 30-day patency data on only 16 of those patients, because this is really since this May. And 15 of those were open, one re-thrombosed

and we had to retrieve again. Conclusion, so preliminary experience indicates that this is an effective device. There were no safety issues, we don't see any hemolysis, we don't see any pushing around of the clot, but there is a learning curve to it,

and for best application, thank you.

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