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Submassive PE | Pulmonary Emoblism Interactive Lecture
Submassive PE | Pulmonary Emoblism Interactive Lecture
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Massive PE | Pulmonary Emoblism Interactive Lecture
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Treatment Options- TransCarotid Artery Revascularization- TCAR | Carotid Interventions: CAE, CAS, & TCAR
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Treatment Options- Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) | Carotid Interventions: CAE, CAS, & TCAR
Treatment Options- Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) | Carotid Interventions: CAE, CAS, & TCAR
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Treatment Options- CAS- Embolic Protection Device (EPD)- Proximal Protection | Carotid Interventions: CAE, CAS, & TCAR
Treatment Options- CAS- Embolic Protection Device (EPD)- Proximal Protection | Carotid Interventions: CAE, CAS, & TCAR
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Introduction to Carotid Interventions | Carotid Interventions: CAE, CAS, & TCAR
Introduction to Carotid Interventions | Carotid Interventions: CAE, CAS, & TCAR
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Case 3 - Right iliac occlusion | Subintimal Recanalization | Complex Above Knee Cases with Re-entry Devices and Techniques
Case 3 - Right iliac occlusion | Subintimal Recanalization | Complex Above Knee Cases with Re-entry Devices and Techniques
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Summary of Carotid Interventions | Carotid Interventions: CAE, CAS, & TCAR
Summary of Carotid Interventions | Carotid Interventions: CAE, CAS, & TCAR
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Therapies for Acute PE | Management of Patients with Acute & Chronic PE
Therapies for Acute PE | Management of Patients with Acute & Chronic PE
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General Screening Criteria (specific to bleeding risk) | Risk Mitigation: Periprocedural Screening and Anticoagulation Guidelines to Reduce Interventional Radiology Bleeding Risks
General Screening Criteria (specific to bleeding risk) | Risk Mitigation: Periprocedural Screening and Anticoagulation Guidelines to Reduce Interventional Radiology Bleeding Risks
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Transcript

>> 65 year old female who in 1998 had hysterectomy. Her left iliac vein was ruptured. It was ligated by the surgeon because they could not repair it.

So she had extensive left lower extremity DVT. She was put on anticoagulation and compression for 12 years. She couldn't stand at the stove for more than five minutes, couldn't play with the grand kids, she was very very miserable.

And here she is. Here's this actualization looks great. However, at the pelvis it occluded and you can see that there is a clip right here. So we were actually able to get through the femoral vein, do the

EKOS overnight, serial dilated and stented centrally and got this very ratty irregular femoral vein. However, the flow was very brisk. Here she was essentially open. Five years out she has a normal coactive vein.

She's extremely happy. She no longer wears compression stocking. She does treadmill cycling, very rare, minimal symptoms at all and her villalta score went down to a two. And here's her Doppler study.

Again these veins recover, they remodel, they become normal coapting vessels. So the goal here again is to establish direct inline flow, you wanna get from the calf to the thigh, thigh to pelvis, pelvis to the

so what what venous insufficiency is is really leaky valves so if you want to hit the play on that so that's all venous insufficiency that's what we

talked about it's it's leaky valves and so you can see this the valve leaflets there which are paper-thin is allowing blood to go the wrong way if you want to hit play on that one when we looked for valve

insufficiency for sure in the legs we use ultrasound and there's a bunch of different things that we look at an ultrasound you first look if you can augment blood flow so that was that first part we see if it's compressible

to make sure there's not a clot in it that's this part you can see the vein winking at you and then finally we look at valsalva or some type of way to determine if the valves are competent or incompetent and what this figure is

showing is that when a patient valsalva Zoar tenses up their abdominal muscles you see the gray line for the ultrasound crossing the access and going the opposite way all that means is it's got opposite directional flow which you

should not be able to do if your valves work so if your valves work you would not see that ultrasound picture crossing the line here it would just continue right there or would just stop and then flow would start again once you stop fel

salving so that's how we check in a leg but for pelvic venous insufficiency that's kind of hard to ultrasound the deep pelvic veins I could certainly look for varicosities with a an ultrasound of the pelvis but you can't really find the

source of an usually the source veins are the internal iliac veins or the gun at Elaine's and those are tough to ultrasound so secondary evidence of incompetence or leaky valves in those systems is varicosities

and so in the case of pelvic venous insufficiency those varicosities are in the pelvis and you see on the slide here you got varicose veins deep in the pelvis here and here and see some larger ones in that same

area on that CT scan so that'll tell us varicose veins that doesn't necessarily tell you whether the issue is with a gonadal vein or an internal iliac vein it just tells you that there are sequelae of varicosities much like in

the leg you might have varicose veins in the ankle but the problem is really higher up in the leg at this afterno femoral Junction so that gives us secondary evidence but it hasn't really told us the cause of the varicose veins

this is just a CT image that it also may show a large gonadal vein right here so you normally should not see it that big it's right there also secondary evidence that the valve is incompetent but it doesn't really test the valve itself

it's it just gives you the idea that veins enlarge and the valves gonna be leaky this is a cartoon schematic of the

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

now other causes this is a little bit different different scenario here but it's not always just as simple as all

there's leaky valves in the gonadal vein that are causing these symptoms this is 38 year old Lafleur extremity swelling presented to our vein clinic has evolved our varicosities once you start to discuss other symptoms she does have

pelvic pain happiness so we're concerned about about pelvic congestion and I'll mention here that if I hear someone with exactly the classic symptoms I won't necessarily get a CT scan or an MRI because again that'll give me secondary

evidence and it won't tell me whether the veins are actually incompetent or not and so you know I have a discussion with the patient and if they are deathly afraid of having a procedure and don't want to have a catheter that goes

through the heart to evaluate veins then we get cross-sectional imaging and we'll look for secondary evidence if we have the secondary evidence then sometimes those patients feel more comfortable going through a procedure some patients

on the other hand will say well if it's not really gonna tell me whether the veins incompetent or not why don't we just do the vena Graham and we'll get the the definite answer whether there's incompetence or not and you'll be able

to treat it at the same time so in this case we did get imaging she wanted to take a look and it was you know shame on me because it's it's a good thing we did because this is not the typical case for pelvic venous congestion what we found

is evidence of mather nur and so mather nur is compression of the left common iliac vein by the right common iliac artery and what that can do is cause back up of pressure you'll see her huge verax here and here for you guys

huge verax in that same spot and so this lady has symptoms of pelvic venous congestion but it's not because of valvular incompetence it's because of venous outflow obstruction so Mather 'nor like I mentioned is compression of

that left common iliac vein from the right common iliac artery as shown here and if you remember on the cartoon slide for pelvic congestion I'm showing a dilated gonna delve a non the left here but in this case we have obstruction of

the common iliac vein that's causing back up of pressure the blood wants to sort of decompress itself or flow elsewhere and so it backed up into the internal iliac veins and are causing her symptoms along with her of all of our

varicosities and just a slide describing everything i just said so i don't think we have to reiterate that the treatments could you go back one on that I think I did skip over that treatments from a thern er really are also endovascular

it's really basically treating that that compression portion and decompressing the the pelvic system and so here's our vena Graham you can see that huge verax down at the bottom and an occluded iliac vein so classic Mather nur but causing

that pelvic varicosity and the pelvic congestion see huge pelvic laterals in pelvic varicosities once we were able to catheterize through and stent you see no more varicosity because it doesn't have to flow that way it flows through the

way that that it was intended through the iliac vein once it's open she came back to clinic a week later significant improvement in symptoms did not treat any of the gonadal veins this was just a venous obstruction causing the increased

pressure and symptoms of pelvic vein congestion how good how good are we at

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

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

problem so first of all as you know all vascular disease is related in other words coronary artery disease is related

to cerebral vascular disease is related to lower extremity or peripheral artery disease they're all intertwined okay that's why a lot of our patients that we see for peripheral t disease have a sternotomy score or a coronary stent or

have had strokes I will remind you that cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the u.s. for both men and women to this day we still hear vascular disease is an old man's disease that is BS it is the number one cause of

death in women in the United States

plan as well so I wanted to talk a

little bit about imaging I know with our residents and fellows and radiology that's all we do is talk about the imaging and then when go on to IR we talked to them about the intervention but I think it's important

for everyone in this room to see more imaging and see what we're looking at because it's very important for us all to be doing on the same page whether you're a nurse a technologist a physician or anybody else in the room

we're all taking care of that patient and the more information we all have the better it is for that patient so quick primer on a PE imaging so this is a coned in view of a CT pulmonary angiogram so yeah sometimes you'll see

CTS that are that are set for a pulmonary artery's and you'll see some that are timed for the aorta but if the pulmonary arteries are well pacified you're gonna see thrombus so I have two arrows there showing you thrombus that's

sort of blocking the main pulmonary arteries on the left and right side on the patient's left so the one with the arrow that is a sort of very classic appearance of an intro luminal thrombus you can see a little rim of contrast

surrounding it and it's usually at branch points and it's centered in the vessel the one on the right with the arrow head is really at a big branch point so that's where the right lower lobe segmental branches are coming off

and you can see there's just a big amount of thrombus there you can see distal infarct so if you're looking in the long windows you'll see that there's this kind of it's called a mosaic perfusion but it also what kind of looks

like a cobweb and that's actually pulmonary infarct and maybe some blood there which actually will change what we're gonna do because in those cases freaken we will not perform PE thrombolysis it's also important to note

that acute and chronic PE which we're here to talk about today may look very similar on a CT scan and they have completely different treatment methods so here's a sagittal view from that same patient you can see the CT scan so

between the arrow heads is with the tram track appearance so you'll see that there's thrombus the grey stuff in the middle and you'll see the white contrasts surrounding it and kind of like a tram track and that's very

classic for acute PE and then of course where the big arrow is is just the big thrombus sitting there here's another view of a coronal this is actually on a young woman which I think we show some images on but you can see cannonball

looking thrombus in the main pulmonary arteries very classic variants for acute PE and then this is that same patient in a sagittal view again showing you in the left pulmonary kind of those big cannon balls of

thrombus here's some examples from the literature showing you the same thing when you're looking at an acute PE it's right centered on all the image all the way in the left if the classic thrombus is centered right in the middle of the

vessel you can usually see a rim of normal contrast around it and you can see on a sagittal or coronal view kind of like a thin strip of floating thrombus so the main therapies for acute

good morning thank you all for braving 8:00 a.m. and I'm sure you were in bed last night early about 8:30 and really enjoyed getting up for this lecture but here it is so this seems to be one of the you know there's a couple of buzzes around the meeting this year pardon my

voice I wish I was up to like what I wasn't and one of the buzzes percutaneous fistulas and then there's this extreme IR then there's this 3d virtual reality stuff is going around so in Orangeburg ER we're fortunate enough

to be very much involved with both of the newly approved fda devices what she also didn't mention was I was a technologist for eight years before I went to medical school so I kind of know where you're coming from that's why I

really enjoy not speaking to you if it's not for you guys and what you make us look good and I believe me so here's my disclosures someone said you should do well on these I said one I'm looking for more if anyone else is out there knows

any studies or anything they want me to do I'm happy to do them so I'm always looking for more disclosures after they office Access Institute in Orangeburg a little sleepy town about three-quarters of the way up from

Charleston towards Columbia John Ross built this amazing facility we are separate from the hospital you can see the hospital a little bit in the back a little bit in the back there but we're totally separate unit if you're

not familiar with us you've got six operating rooms totally dedicated to dialysis access know nothing else goes on there pardon me there's the clinical area waiting the preoperative and

post-operative a holding area there in the room for about 20 patients we do anywhere from 20 20 to 40 45 patients a day all things peritoneal hemodialysis access creation d clots angioplasty and percutaneous I think that was off the

first case for hemodialysis porcinis access and you see Jeff hole there the one of the developers of the ellipsis device I'm sort of just under the light and the caption is usually how many physicians does it take to put in a

percutaneous access a lot of them on the right this is a totally ultrasound mediated placement and then you can see that's what you get when you connect the artery in the vein you get that very beautiful color flow Doppler of a

perforating thing into a radial artery we'll talk about that now being down south I have had to get I've learned to get used to a chicken and biscuits for breakfast which I've never had to deal with before but it's all been quite

nicely folks been very nice to us so a little trip down memory lane and if you recognize this this is one of the first external officials for hemodialysis you know shrimper shunt and that was followed by of course many fistula sites

there you can see on the Left fistula sites up the radial radial ulnar element and radial cephalic rather of course called the breccia semitic fistula and should go up higher I want you to call your attention to right by the elbow

that area is where the site of percutaneous fistulas today are mostly created and these are deep fish to this and we'll get into what that means in just a moment and of course grafts there on the right

but it's a little bit out of the topic

very helpful these patients the calcium this and the vessels can be

seen through with the MRA it doesn't it doesn't cause as much artifact so it could be easier to see what's going on in calcified vessels additionally you saw an image in Marc's talk as well of this is an example of a time-resolved

image of an MRA or you can basically recreate exactly what you're seeing in an angiogram and this could be very helpful to kind of determine what kind of TVL disease you're getting yourself into

newer MRI techniques that we're using in the evaluation patients with PID functional MRI which compares the ratio of how much oxygen versus deoxygenated hemoglobin we have in a tissue so we can apply this to a pre and post exercise

scenario in patients to have claudication as well although it's not it's only approved in research protocols this is an example of what you see for that so pre intervention here's the CTA image reconstruct

in 3d with a long segment an iliac occlusion and then post intervention you can see there's a standard reconstructed vessel and the you can both chart this out and do it and superimpose it on the MRA image and you're gonna get an actual

quantitative amount of tissue reperfusion but studies are still ongoing to determine just how much increasing the amount of red that's in that image is important we don't know the answer to that yet here's just

another example a patient underwent an anterior tibial artery recanalization and you can see the improvement in the t2 star which is just one of the one of the measurements that you can use on these images so what's on the horizon

today okay go forward so sorry now when it says is there any commercial bias really there's only two companies that have this device so if I speak about each one clearly there's going to be a

little bit of commercial discussion but as I people always ask me which one do you prefer and I always have to tell them quickly you know I'm not a salesman for either company as a matter of fact I'm more

like a test pilot and we're still in the very early stages of this and which device may be better however you wanted to find that or easier to use or what the data is going to show we don't really know yet so but we're fortunate

that we have access to both devices for our patients a couple of things we know and dialysis patients start 80% start with catheters bad okay and catheters bad if you get anything out of this lecture catheters bad about 28 to 53

percent failure to mature means they have a fistula it's physiologically working but it never matures to be able to use for hemodialysis time to maturation three to four months

interventions per year required angioplasty you know embolization you guys know all about this stuff trying to read Evert flow back into the main channel of the fishhook and patients about 30 up to 30

percent just refused once they have our fish to them for whatever reason they refused to have it cannulated you know they don't like the pain it's in an awkward position whatever but the idea of percutaneous

which was may actually put a big dent in that Kathy first-line initiating dialysis with catheters because many times these patients come then they need to houses right away they get a catheter but if we know you know these things

usually except you know for toxic injury like ingesting antifreeze and stuff like that most you know frolla just know these patients are headed towards dialysis well in advance of the time they need it and so these calls stage

four and stage renal disease these patients can get percutaneous fistulas and when it's time then they'll have a running blood access ready and totally avoid the need to have a catheter placed

patient who experienced the heart attack who had right little quadrant pain after a cardiac catheterization all you like oh so here's the cat scan and what you should appreciate there is in the front of that first image which is the axial

image all right you can see the hematoma that's brewing kind of in the front you notice how all these pictures kind of look the same that's the good part about giving a lecture on bleeding and trauma because they all kind of look the same

so that's the hematoma on the front part of the pelvis and on the on the right image which is more of a coronal like looking at the patient image you can see it right near the right groin you can see that hematoma all right so our next

step was to do an angiogram and this is what the angiogram looks like who wants to volunteer what do they say all right I saw someone raise his hand over here some walk over here what do you think yeah well yes so it is a retro hematoma

would you say describe the angiogram for everybody right where it's at the external iliac down the common femoral looks like there's contrast going up to the left and down to the right probably close to where they accessed yeah

probably but so yeah probably probably too high but the other thing is that's probably a pseudoaneurysm that probably is the evidence that there was a bleed there we're not seeing Frank extrapolation of contrast in a literally

contrast pouring out but we are seeing the effects of an injury to the artery and the constraining of the the remaining normal tissue to hold on to that bleed so the question is what do we want to do no that was very good because

I fooled you it's not always embolization so sorry I lied so in today's world a lot of times when we see this type of pathology we have again relatively new technology available to us again we

could go into that pseudoaneurysm and embolize it and that would be a legitimate treatment but my friend here is right you know this is a great case for a covered stent so we could go in and put a stent right across that area

of injury and stent it so these days looking at coverage stands as an option for patients with arterial injury is a very legitimate option you just have to be able to deliver it has to be the right artery you have to be able to get

the stent where it needs to go we all work with vascular surgeons who are great and they can put these stents and iliacs and aortas but they can't make those turns into livers and kidneys and spleens it's got to be the right artery

this is this is the right artery okay we saw this patient and we said well we could kind of get a micro catheter into that area of injury and embolize it or we could just put a cover sent across it and all go home to have dinner with our

kids so that was option B is what we chose here so this is a great cover stent case okay here's another patient

so we kind of had a bunch of portal vein cases I think we'll stick with that theme and this is a 53 year old woman who presented to the emergency room with severe abdominal pain about three hours after she ate lunch she had a ruin why two weeks prior the medications were

really non-contributory and she had a high lactic acid so she they won her a tan on consi t scan and this is you can see back on the date which is two years ago or a year and a half ago we're still seeing her now and follow-up and there

was a suggestion that the portal vein was thrombosed even on the non con scan so we went ahead and got a duplex and actually the ER got one and confirmed that portal vein was occluded so they consulted us and we had this kind of

debate about what the next step might be and so we decided well like all these patients we'll put her on some anticoagulation and see how she does her pain improved and her lactate normalized but two days later when she tried to eat

a little bit of food she became severely symptomatic although her lactate remain normal she actually became hypotensive had severe abdominal pain and realized that she couldn't eat anything so then the question comes what do you do for

this we did get an MRA and you can see if there's extensive portal vein thrombus coming through the entire portal vein extending into the smv so what do we do here in the decision this is something that we do a good bit of

but these cases can get a little complicated we decided that would make a would make an attempt to thrombolysis with low-dose lytx the problem is she's only two weeks out of a major abdominal surgery but she did have recurrent

anorexia and significant pain we talked about trying to do this mechanically and I'd be interested to hear from our panel later but primary mechanical portal vein thrombus to me is oftentimes hard to establish really good flow based on our

prior results we felt we need some thrombolysis so we started her decided to access the portal vein trance of Pataca lee and you can see this large amount of clot we see some meds and tera collaterals later i'll show you the SMB

and and so we have a wire we have a wide get a wire in put a catheter in and here we are coming down and essentially decide to try a little bit of TPA and a moderate dose and we went this was late in the afternoon so we figured it would

just go for about ten or twelve hours and see what happened she returned to the IRS suite the following day for a lysis check and at that what we normally do in these cases is is and she likes a good bit but you can see there's still

not much intrahepatic flow and there's a lot of clots still present it's a little hard to catheterize her portal vein here we are going down in the SMB there's a stenosis there I'm not sure if that's secondary to her surgery but there's a

relatively tight stenosis there so we balloon that and then given the persistent clot burden we decide to create a tips to help her along so here we are coming transit paddock we have a little bit of open portal vein still not

great flow in the portal vein but we're able to pass a needle we have a catheter there so we can O pacify and and pass a needle in and here we are creating the tips in this particular situation we decide to create a small tips not use a

covered stent decide to use a bare metal stent and make it small with the hope that maybe it'll thrombosed in time we wouldn't have to deal with the long-term problems with having a shunt but we could restore flow and let that vein

remodel so now we're into the second day and this is you know we do this intermittently but for us this is not something most of the patients we can manage with anticoagulation so we do this tips but again the problem here is

a still significant clot in the portal vein and even with the tips we're not seeing much intrahepatic flow so we use some smart stance and we think we could do it with one we kind of miss align it so we

end up with the second one the trick Zieve taught me which is never to do it right the first time joking xiv and these are post tips and yo still not a lot of great flow in the portal vein in the smv

and really no intrahepatic flow so the question is do we leave that where do we go from here so at this point through our transit pata catheter we can pass an aspiration catheter and we can do this mechanical

aspiration of the right and left lobes you see us here vacuuming using this is with the Indigo system and we can go down the smv and do that this is a clot that we pull out after lysis that we still have still a lot of clot and now

when we do this run you see that s MV is open we're filling the right and left portal vein and we're able to open things up and and keep the the tips you see is small but it's enough I think to promote flow and with that much clot now

gone with that excellent flow we're not too worried about whether this tips goes down we coil our tract on the way out continue our own happened and then trance it kind of transfer over to anti platelets advanced or diet she does

pretty well she comes back for follow-up and the tips are still there it's open her portal vein remains widely Peyton she does have one year follow-up actually a year and a half out but here's her CT the tip shuts down the

portal vein stays widely Peyton the splenic vein widely Peyton she has a big hematoma here from our procedure unfortunately our diagnostic colleagues don't look at any of her old films and call that a tumor tell her that she

probably has a new HCC she panics unbeknownst to us even though we're following her she's in our office she ends up seeing an oncologist he says wait that doesn't seem to make sense he comes back to us this is 11 3 so

remember we did the procedure in 7 so this is five months later at the one year fault that hematoma is completely resolved and she's doing great asymptomatic so yeah the scope will effect right that's exactly right so so

in summary this is it's an interesting case a bit extreme that we often don't do these interventions but when we do I think creating the tips helps us here I think just having the tips alone wasn't going to be enough to remodel so we went

ahead and did the aspiration with it and in this case despite having a hematoma and all shams up resolved and she's a little bit of normal life now and we're still following up so thank you he's

strategies so some things that we have

in place right now our peer review Grand Rounds CPOE this is one of my one of my favorite process improvements is is making the right thing the easiest thing and you do that through standardization of processes so that's standard work so

that's your order sets that's the things pop-ups although you don't want to get into pop-up fatigue but pop-ups help our providers for little gentle reminders to guide them to what's right for the patient and to cover everything that we

need we need to cover to ensure the safety of our patient so recently in the fall of last year we had a TPA administration err that occurred it involved a 69 year old patient who two weeks prior had had some stenting in her

right SFA she presented to our clinic when our clinics with some heaviness in her leg and some pain and when she was looked at from an ultrasound standpoint it was determined that her stents were from Bost so she was immediately taken

to the cath lab and it was after angiography did indeed show that there was clot inside these stents they did start catheter directed thrombolysis in the cath lab they also did started concurrent heparin often oftentimes done

with CDT what's usual for our institution is that we have templates that pull in the active problem list for a patient in this case the active problem list or a templated HMP was not used had they

used the template at agent p they would have found that the second active problem on this patients list was a cerebral aneurysm so some physicians will tell you some ir docs will tell you that's an absolute

contra contraindication for TPA however the SI r actually lists it as a relative contraindication so usually we're used to when you when you start a final Isis case you know you're gonna be coming in every 24 hours to check in

that patient in this case we started the the CDT on a Thursday the intent was to bring her back on Monday the heparin many ir nurses will know that we will run it at a low rate usually 500 units an hour and we keep the patient sub-sub

therapeutic on their PTT although current literature will show you that concurrent heparin can also be nurse managed keeping the patient therapeutic in their PTT which is what was done in this case so what ended up the the

course progression of this patient was that so remember we started on Thursday on Saturday she regained her distal pulses in her right leg no imaging Sunday she lost her DP pulse it was thought that it was part of a piece of

that clot that was in the the stent had embolized distally so they made the decision with the performing physicians they consulted him to increase the TPA that was at one milligram an hour to 2 milligrams by Sunday afternoon the

patient had an altered mental status she went to the CT scan which showed a large cerebral hemorrhage they ain't we intubated to protect her airway and by Monday we were compassionately excavating her because

she me became bred brain-dead so in the law there's something that's called the but for argument so the argument can be made that this patient would not have died but for the TPA that we gave her in a condition that she should not have had

TPA for namely that aneurysm so this shows how standard work can be very important in our care of our patients and how standard work drives us down the right way making the easiest thing the safest thing so since that time

we've had a process improvement group that we've established an order set specifically for use and thrombolysis from a peripheral standpoint and then also put together a guideline that was not in place so it's some of that Swiss

cheese that just kind of we didn't have a care set we didn't have a guideline you know we didn't use our template so all those holes lined up and we ended up with a very serious patient safety event so global human air reduction strategies

oops sorry let's go back these are listed in a weaker two stronger and some of what we're using in that case is some checklists so we developed a checklist that needs to be done to cover the

absolute contraindications as well as the relative and it's embedded in the Ulta place order that the physician has to review that checklist for those contraindications and also there to receive a phone call from pharmacy

just to double-check and make sure that they have indeed done that that it's not somebody just checking it off so we have a verbal backup sorry so the just

catheter some other things that we can do is mechanical intervention so if you have a patient usually with massive PE

or the inner or the high-risk B you got to do something to help them out so what we do is put a pigtail catheter and inject a little bit of TPA on the table and then twirl the pigtail or put a wire through the side part of the pigtail and

make it sort of a mechanical fragment fragmentation the problem with that is that fragmented clot goes downstream so when it's in a main pulmonary artery it actually has less surface area than it is when it is in a distal pulmonary

capillary so when you break that clot up you have to be careful because it can actually make the patient worse the benefit there there's no thrombolytic so if we're doing this we we generally are doing it in patients who can't either

receive TPA at all frequently we get patients with who have have had recent spine surgery who get a massive PE had brain surgery get a massive PE and you have to try to treat them without any TPA or even heparin the drawbacks are

that again it increases pulmonary vascular resistance by sending all those little pieces of clot into the small pulmonary arteries and capillaries and it makes it actually much worse in some patients again there's no control trials

and sometimes you need to have a bigger

treatment is the ultrasound assisted catheter director thrombolysis or the echos divisor eCos this technique involves a slow infusion again over 12 to 24 hours

but the catheter has ultrasound built into it and that's thought to help disassociate fibrin strands and to help embed the thrombus bed the TPA into the thrombus I think most people have heard of or seeing eCos in the past

again lower doses much like the catheter directed so it's really the same type of procedure except at the end you're hooking up eCos rather than a uniform Craig Mac there is a lot of differences though in the sort of overall patient

experience because eCos as many of you know requires a lot more devices and for the patient's room so they're gonna have more pumps because it requires more fluid it requires more observation it beeps more frequently overnight but what

I will say is that there are studies that are used that have useful information with eCos and those are actually the main studies that have been done although they're all industry-sponsored but they're very

important studies nonetheless so the only device really that exists for this right now that approved is the eCos

helpful and you know many of us use this on the table at the time of the procedure we also look at our own images because it reports are not all that helpful and what you're looking for I don't know duplex ultrasound is what is

the vessel wall look like is it narrowed is it patent are there are there large collateral so you're going to need a lookout for or what's the velocity of flow because as you know as you know you put your

finger over the end of a of a garden hose it's going to increase the velocity of the water that you're shooting at somebody and the flow direction and quality can also be detected so color Doppler imaging often changes from this

kind of smooth the uniform color with laminar flow on the on the right side to one of multi-directional flow with turbulence you'll see colored multiple different colors in the same image spectral Doppler waveforms are also

obtained with with duplex ultrasound so what you're looking for is this is the the picture equivalents of marks noises from earlier which is a triphasic waveform see that the flow goes above the line and then goes back below the

line and then comes you can wholly state that it comes back above the line here that would suggest that it was triphasic or normal and then these often just go above the line and they never go back below the line and these patients if

they're if you're looking at the ultrasound below the level and destruction so we're looking for a return from the image on the right to the image on the left we have specific number criteria that we use as a

determination of whether one we've been successful the numbers are not that important but the ant vanish is a duplex are that it's low-cost and it's highly sensitive but it it's time-consuming and depending on who the operators are that

are actually taking the images and who are the readers are you may or may not find them that helpful and it's less accurate for determining if the vessels completely occluded because they may just not have seen it they may have

missed it so it's operator dependent several papers suggest that we should be this should be our first line imaging study for following up patients after we do an intervention particularly angioplasty alone and if the initial

follow-up is normal we can usually push them out to just clinical follow-up and making sure they have a pulse exam if patients have an abnormal finding then we usually bring them back sooner and get a repeat ultrasound at two to three

months CT a very sensitive and specific

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

much more controversial so you it was pretty clear that we have to rescue

massive PD patients from death but with these statistics what are we supposed to do with sub massive PE well are we supposed to prevent mortality it's gonna be hard to do if the mortality is only 2 to 3% because you're trying to really

improvements of a very low statistic are you trying to reduce the rate of hemodynamic deterioration that's a possibility what about long-term disability if you remove clot upfront

will these patients do better six months one year or two years down the road frankly we don't know the answer to any of this and the reason is that the pytho trial made things quite difficult for us to interpret the pytho trial was the

trial that was going to answer all uncertainty this was a trial where it took some massive PD patients in that high-risk intermediate category and randomized them to receive a bolus of tenecteplase which is similar to TPA but

is not the same versus anticoagulation alone what did it show well it showed there was no difference in death between tenecteplase and placebo so they actually gave a placebo drug so that no it was a double blinded

study now if you look at the next line though a lot more patients decompensated if they receive the placebo than that's not to place this is not a bad thing you know it's not it's not great when you have to intubate somebody or initiate

pressors so if you can avoid that outcome that's it that's a pretty good thing so maybe it is the right thing to give systemic thrombolysis in the setting of sub massive PE problem was this the bleeding you look down here

there was an eleven percent rate of major bleeding in the tenecteplase arm there was a two percent rate of intracranial hemorrhage so now we've got this therapeutic window that's hard to interpret so we seem to be improving

outcomes from an efficacy standpoint but then we're also increasing the rate of bleeding so basically what we've sort of coalesced around is that systemic thrombolysis has a questionable risk benefit profile because the rate of

bleeding and the rate of really serious bleeding is makes us nervous so is that an opportunity for catheter director thrombolysis and I'll call this the poster child for Catherine throwing license if this is how it worked every

time we might have a homerun so this is gentleman looked terrible well still in the sub massive category but breathing at 35 times a minute hypoxic had his main PA systolic pressure of 60

millimeters of mercury you look over here and there's this large clot in the right upper lobe go to the left side and then there's all this clot in the left lower lobe as well so what do we do we put in bilateral infusion catheters this

can be an E Coast catheter it can be a standard catheter these areyou nafeez catheters have side holes starting from here and ending it's hard to see but there's another radiopaque marker somewhere down there on this side there

and somewhere over there and between those markers you have multiple side holes and those are put up inside the clot so you're dripping TPA at a rate of about 0.5 to 1 milligram per hour and you're getting it directly into the

clock that's the theory and so after 20 to 24 hours of that you know you're given 20 to 24 milligram of TPA that's compared to 50 or a hundred that you get was sitting with systemic thrombolysis you get something

that looks like this where the pulmonary arteries look pristine the PA still the systolic pressures come down the patient feels great now the skeptic would look at this and say well if you just tried some heparin and you just infuse saline

would you have the same result and frankly if you were to conduct the experiment you might find something interesting or not interesting but we never have conducted that experiment but you know I'll tell you a little bit

about the ultimate trial if I have time I don't want to go to overtime though

a little bit more systemic versus catheter directed thrombolysis so once you've decided that a patient needs TPA what are the differences here well if

you give patients systemic TPA you're gonna give them a much more rapid delivery this is for those patients who have high-risk PE they're the ones who are coding for those patients you give them 200 milligrams of IV usually you

get 50 first and then another 150 over a very short time period they have a very high risk of bleeding as a result of that a catheter is much slower you're gonna infuse one milligram maybe which is what I think most people do

over several hours maybe a few maybe a day so it's slower targeted versus non targeted well catheter is much more targeted you're gonna give Pete you're gonna give the TPA right into the

pulmonary arteries that's the whole point in our in our thought process as a result you give a lot less drug so when you give a patient based off of some of the trials 24 milligrams of TPA over a 24-hour period that's a lot less than

200 milligrams in a 10 minute period and then the bleeding risk is very different for these patients catheter based treatments have a high bleeding risk but it's possibly lower than the initial bleeding risk of patients getting

systemic TPA so I wanted to go through a

who came in with just over she had a four month with delayed heal wound she finally presented at us after the wound

healed because she had rest pain that wasn't recognized they thought the pain was due to the the wound the wound healed and they realized oh she still has pain well that's because she has crippled limb ischemia and so she was

she was brought in for that just you know she has bilateral disease I'm just gonna concentrate on talking about the right leg for for today's discussion but she does have inflow disease in these types of patients I do get

cross-sectional imaging so I can determine just how extensive the iliac diseases or if it involves the aorta to then determine what it what to make sort of jumping into it so the right leg again she has about a 10-7

occlusion of the bright SFA this occlusion here's the femur for reference the knee is actually down way down here so this is actually just above the a doctor again tried to use in this case I did do wire work I got past a good

portion of it here's my wire right here and here's the O pacified lumen so what you can see is the wires actually adjacent to the lumen so at this point I'm re said suspecting that I'm sub intimal I confirm that by removing the

wire do little puff there's blushing that blush is up intimal so I know I'm sub intimal so at this point what were the things you can do obviously the first things you do try to pull that back try to find a different space a

different location to wreak analyze when that's not successful then you start thinking about southern super recanalization multiple devices for that there's the outback device which is a little hook that you can try to spear

yourself into the main lumen and pass a wire there's also device from Medtronic about the anterior device what this is it's a balloon that you inflate to sort of stick yourself into that wall it has two ports that are on the side one

points one direction one points the other direction it allows you to find that open lumen and we use a re-entry angled wire to get back in so in this case just as a cartoon here's the the anterior device place downward this is

would be the balloon inflated you would basically jab into the port into the into the main lumen so that's sort of basically what I did here again here's the agile device each of the ports you can see as a little divot once you put

it sideways you can determine which we are going to stick there's my wire right into the lumen and there it is down further into the rest of the the vessel subsequent to that pre-dive it with a three and then overlapping

since were used finally here is her post i did treat both legs but you can see just the dramatic difference going from the monophasic waveforms to tri-phasic waveforms restoration table api's for her I couldn't help but throw this in

predictors of a successful or vascular ization there are several so obviously you know you have a great result Andrew

graphically when you say hey the vessels back that wasn't there before so Payton see if a previously occluded vessel is a good sign but what else improve vessel caliber so after an angioplasty the vessel becomes you know more normal and

caliber the flow velocity increases or the outflow improves you see less collateral so that's a good sign that you've done something good because those collaterals have only gotten large because of increased pressure and the

normal outflow vessel and then increased distal branch opacification Perry procedurally things that you can look at that indicators of success are if the pulses returned or if you have a Doppler signal

that either comes back or goes from a mono phasic I'm not gonna repeat those sounds they were way above my pay grade but go from a mono phasic signal back to a normal triphasic or sometimes even biphasic is pretty close to normal

particularly in diabetics skin discs skin coloration you sit you may see a foot pink up relatively quickly after a good revascularization and actually some patients may develop rube or if they've had prolonged ischemia because their

capillaries are chronically dilated so you now sending flow into chronically dilate a capillary bed and they may get rubriz capillary refill time as you mentioned earlier may decrease to a normal range to less than 5 seconds and

ulcerations I've seen them just begin weeping or bleeding right on the table if you do a really good job upon awaking from sedation patients who have rest paint off and indicate that the pain is gone but you have to remember that

patients with wounds may actually wake up and be in a lot of pain because you're reap refusing an area that's been dead for or dying for a long time so the wound blush is something that I'm always looking for and I'm frustrated if I

don't see it and basically this is analogous to when the when the ulcer begins bleeding after a good revascularization you may see Andrew graphically that there's now a contrast blush in the area of the ulcer and so I

like to mark on the patient usually with a hemostat or something the area of the ulcer and take my final angiogram just to kind of know where it is and to be looking for that it may it not always be visible as it may take time for the

capillary network to adapt to the new flow pathways and for basal spasm to resolve but this is an example of a patient has an ulcer underneath the base of their big toe after revascularize them and you can see

that there's increased perfusion to that area so this is a sign of a good result

about massive PE so let's remember this slide 25 to 65 percent mortality what do we do with this what's our goal what's

our role as interventionalists here well we need to rescue these patients from death you know this it's a coin flip that they're going to die we need to really that there's only one job we have is to save this person's life get them

out of that vicious cycle get more blood into the left ventricle and get their systemic blood pressure up what are our tools systemic thrombolysis at the top catherine directed therapy at the right and surgical level that what

unblocked me at the left as I said before the easiest thing to do is put an IV in and give systemic thrombolysis but what's interesting is it's very much underused so this is a study from Paul Stein he looked at the National

inpatient sample database and he found that patients that got thrombolytic therapy with hypotension and this is all based on icd-10 coding actually had a better outcome than those who didn't we have several other studies that support

this but you look at this and it seems like our use of thrombolytics and massive PE is going down and I think into the for whatever reason that that the specter of bleeding is really on people's minds and and for and we're not

using systemic thrombolysis as often as we should that being said there are cases in which thrombolytics are contraindicated or in which they fail and that opens the door for these other therapies surgical unblocked demand

catheter active therapy surgical unblocked mean really does have a role here I'm not going to speak about it because I'm an interventionist but we can't forget that so catheter directed therapy all sorts

of potential options you got the angio vac device over here you've got the penumbra cat 8 device here you've got an infusion catheter both here and here you've got the cleaner device I haven't pictured the inari float

Reaver which is a great new device that's entered the market as well my message to you is that you can throw the kitchen sink at these patients whatever it takes to open up a channel and get blood to the left ventricle you can do

now that being said there is the angio jet which has a blackbox warning in the pulmonary artery I will never use it because I'm not used to using it but you talk to Alan Matsumoto Zieve Haskell these guys have a lot of experience with

the androgen and PE they know how to use it but I would say though they're the only two people that I know that should use that device because it is associated with increased death within the setting of PE we don't really know you know with

great precision why that happens but theoretically what that causes is a release of adenosine can cause bradycardia bradycardia and massive p/e they just don't mix well so

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

it's obviously either done with general

anesthesia or perhaps a regional block at our institution is generally done with general anesthesia we have a really combined vascular well developed combined vascular practice we work closely with our surgeons as well as

you know those who are involved in the vascular interventional space as far as the ir docs and and in this setting they would do generally general anesthetic and a longitudinal neck incision so you've got that and the need for that to

heal ultimately dissect out the internal carotid the external carotid common carotid and get vessel loops and good control over each of those and then once you have all of that you hyper NIH's the patient systemically not unlike what we

do in the angio suite and then they make a nice longer-term longitudinal incision on the carotid you spot scissors to cut those up and they actually find that plaque you can see that plaque that's shown there it's you know actually

pretty impressive if you've seen it and let's want to show an illustrative picture there ultimately that's open that's removed you don't get the entirety of the plaque inside the vessel but they get as much as they can and

then they kind of pull and yank and that's one of the pitfalls of this procedure I think ultimately is you don't get all of it you get a lot more than you realize is they're on on angiography but you don't get all of it

and whatever is left sometimes can be sometimes worse off and then ultimately you close the wound reverse the heparin and closed closed it overall and hope that they don't have an issue with wound healing don't have an issue with a

general anesthetic and don't have a stroke in the interim while they've clamped and controlled the vessel above and below so here's a case example from our institution in the past year this is a critical asymptomatic left internal

carotid artery stenosis pretty stenotic it almost looks like it's vocally occluded you can see that doesn't look very long it's in the proximal internal carotid artery you can see actually the proximal external carotid artery which

is that kind of fat vessel anteriorly also looks stenotic and so it's going to be addressed as well and this is how they treated it this is the exposure in this particular patient big incision extractors place and you can see vessel

loops up along the internal and external carotid arteries distally along some early branches of the external carotid artery off to the side and then down below in the common core artery and ultimately you get good vessel control

you clamp before you make the incision ultimately take out a plaque that looks like this look how extensive that plaque is compared to what you saw in the CT scan so it's not it's generally much more

impressive what's inside the vessel than what you appreciate on imaging but it's the focal stenosis that's the issue so ultimately if yet if the patient was a candidate stenting then you just place a stent

across that and he stabilized this plaque that's been removed and essentially plasti to that within the stent so it doesn't allow any thrombus to break off of this plaque and embolize up to the brain that's the issue of raw

it's the flow through there becomes much more turbulent as the narrowing occurs with this blockage and it's that turbulent flow that causes clot or even a small amount of clot to lodge up distally within the intrical in

terrestrial vasculature so that's the issue here at all if you don't take all that plaque out that's fine as long as you can improve the turbulent blood flow with this stent but this is not without risk so you take that plaque out which

looks pretty bad but there are some complications right so major minor stroke in death an asset which is a trial that's frequently quoted this is really this trial that was looking at medical therapy versus carotid surgery

five point eight percent of patients had some type of stroke major minor so that's not insignificant you get all that plaque out but if you know one in twenty you get a significant stroke then that's not so bad I'm not so good right

so but even if they don't get a stroke they might get a nerve palsy they might get a hematoma they may get a wound infection or even a cardiovascular event so nothing happens in the carotid but the heart has an issue because the

blockages that we have in the carotid are happening in the legs are happening in the coronary so those patients go through a stress event the general anesthetic the surgery incision whatever and then recovery from that I actually

put some stress on the whole body overall and they may get an mi so that's always an issue as well so can we do something less invasive this is actually a listing of the trials the talk is going to be available to you guys so I'm

not going to go through each of this but this is comparing medical therapy which I started with and surgery and comparing the two options per treatment and showing that in certain symptomatic patients if they have significant

stenosis which is deemed greater than 70% you may be better off treating them with surgery or stenting than with best medical therapy and as we've gotten better and better with being more aggressive with best medical therapy

this is moving a little bit but here's the criteria for treatment and so you have that available to you but really is

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 was tasked or asked to give a talk on carotid interventions and and there's actually been some change you know I've given to carotid talks over the years I've been doing this now eleven years at the Medical College and there wasn't a lot of innovation for a period of time

and then there's been a sudden kind of tic upwards with the last acronym here t car so we're gonna talk about these three ceac s and T car how many other room are involved with carotid stenting at the local institution I'm gonna do T

car all right so it's not gonna be brand new that's great but there's still I think for some of you pardon me an opportunity to kind of see a new device that's been brought to market over the last few years so with

that what are we gonna talk about these are the objectives it's not really gonna be a data talk this is not the intent I wanna bore you with data there will be a little bit of just sort of what's the purpose for why we do things you know

and percentage of what not but I'm not gonna go through clinical trials the intent here is really to discuss the three main treatment options for carotid occlusive disease and then review the indications for intervention so why

would we treat to symptomatic asymptomatic and then finally review the the endovascular devices or the approaches in general for carotid artery stenting in a strictly endovascular environment or in a hybrid environment

which is what the t'car device is so why

her I couldn't help but throw this in

just talking about back device here's a patient that had a iliac occlusion the right it was very difficult to get past the very proximal plaque cap so in this case I did a sub into a we can remember I talked about that out back device it

has like a little L and upside down L that you can use to point into the vessel lumen so what I did was on the healthy side I put in a sauce on me this allows me to know exactly where the arches and where the right coming he

like origin is certainly I don't want to be out backing into the aorta deeply right so this allows me to identify where that location is once I've out backed into the vessel here then I just pre dilated and then stent it up into

the vessels so just sort of interesting case one thing since I am Austin there's a couple of places just you may or may not be aware of this is a Barton Creek it's actually not just a cross town lake not far from here it's about a seven

mile a little Greenbelt inside the city where basically you don't feel like getting your traffic your gaze definitely away from everything this is called the land bridge oops so there's a couple of guys right here

that's about probably about a 20-foot jump there's this guy right here who just took off from that ledge it's about a 40 50 foot drop I did try to get up to that part one time it's about it one foot with ledge so I didn't get the ax

courage to do it now I'm sort of happy because during the summer months it does get just dry up so what I noticed with this is this is about a 10 12 foot depth here this guy's jumped in something's about

12 to 15 deep so it's sort of interesting the the balls enos of these guys some guys are doing backflips out there there is water there so you know if you guys have a chance check it out

if you do happen to find it I'm not encouraging it excited I wanna get sued but if you want to take a jump off have fun all right thank you [Applause]

I think it's important to understand what options we have in in treating patients with carotid disease or those

in our practice medical therapy is a mainstay so all these patients regardless that they get t'car carotid stenting or otherwise need to get the best medical therapy there is a role though for each of these surgical

endovascular or a hybrid such as t'car and hopefully you have a better understanding of that option and ultimately if you understand the different techniques then we can apply the best ones depending on the patient's

anatomy or current clinical scenario and and apply that to that patient thank you [Applause]

PE the first one of course is

anticoagulation so heparin and bridging the patient to coumadin or now aid a direct oral anticoagulant is really the mainstay of treatment most patients again 55 percent of patients with PE have low risk PE all of those patients

should be on according to the chest guidelines three months of anticoagulation so they're gonna get heparin as an inpatient if they even need it and they're gonna get sent home on lovenox bridge to coumadin or they're

gonna get the one of the new drugs like Xarelto or Eliquis but here's all the other things that we do so these patients that are in the intermediate high risk so I'm gonna try to keep saying those terms to try to kind of put

that in everyone's brain because I think the massive and sub massive PE is what everyone used to talk about but we want to keep up with our colleagues in cardiology who are using the correct terminology we're gonna say high risk

and an intermediate but in those patients - intermediate high risk or Matt or the high risk PE patients we're gonna be treating them with systemic thrombolysis catheter directed thrombolysis ultrasound assisted

thrombolysis and maybe some real lytic and elected me or thrombectomy there's other techniques that we can use for one-time removal of clot like rotational and electa me suction thrombus fragmentation and then of course

surgical mblaq t'me so when anticoagulation is not enough so I like to show this slide because it shows the difference between anticoagulation and thrombolysis they are very different and sometimes I think everybody in this room

understands the difference but I think our referring providers don't and so when we when we get consulted and we recommend anticoagulation they're like yeah TPA well that's not the right thing so anticoagulation stops the clotting

process so when you start a patient on a heparin drip they should theoretically no longer before new thrombus on that thrombus so when you have thrombus in a vessel you get a cannon you get a snowball effect more

and more thrombus is gonna want to form heparin stops that TPA however for thrombolysis actually reverses the clouding process so that tissue plasminogen activator or streptokinase or uro kindness will actually dissolve

clot so there you're stopping new clot forming versus actually dissolving clot anticoagulation allows for natural thrombolysis so your body has its own TPA and so when you put a patient on heparin you're allowing your natural

body defenses to work you're giving it more time TPA accelerates that process so you give TPA either systemically or through a catheter you're really speeding up that process anticoagulation on its own has a

lower bleeding risk you're putting a patient on heparin or Combe it in it's it is less but it is still real thrombolysis however is a very very high bleeding risk patients when I when I consult a patient for thrombolysis I

tell them that we are about to do give them the absolute strongest blood clot thinning agent or an reversal agent which is the TPA and we're gonna just run it through your veins for hours and hours

um and that sort of gives them an idea of what we're doing anticoagulation in and of itself is really not invasive you just give it through an IV or even a pill thrombolysis however is given definitely through an IV through

systemic means and a large volume there thereafter or catheter directed so again

guys do so when we do our screening phone calls and our pre screens before

the actual procedure there's a few factors that we look at for the patients with blood pressure the patient needs to be vitally stable before we do a procedure there may be a slightly increased risk of bleeding for kidney

biopsy if patients are hypertensive although it hasn't been noted to be statistically significant in the literature so we are always aware of patients being hypertensive we do want them to be taking their medications the

day of the procedure we also do a full medication reconciliation with the patient making sure that we're checking on any anti platelets anticoagulant medications and we have a list of our hold times that we use for a reference

we already discussed for those of you who are at this session this morning the issue of liver disease is it stable liver disease they may have adequate he stasis even though their INR is not within the normal range and so we

recommend a stable INR of less than 2.5 for those patients and in our practice a lot of the providers are going away from correcting the INR s for our patients we also screen for hematological disorders do they have some known condition that

makes them more likely to bleed or conversely more likely to clot and that may factor into whether or not anticoagulation can be held do they have a current diagnosis of cancer are they going to be getting one of those

angiogenesis inhibitors might they have thrombocytopenia and we just do a brief review of the patient's chart before we call them to kind of look for those diagnoses do they have a history of bleeding especially if they have no one

platelet dysfunction you know a known history of bleeding can be a reliable predictor of bleeding risk for some patients and do they have a cardiac or a neurological history as we learned this morning patients that have recently had

a cardiac stent placed we can't just say yeah stop your plavix hold off 5 days it'll be fine that could be a very serious risk to the patient did they recently have a stroke have they had a PE why are they on their anticoagulation

if they're on it so we really need to be aware of the whole patient and having that pre-screening phone call with them can allow our nurses to figure out a lot of these problems and then alert the radiologists and try and troubleshoot

before the patient walks in the door and says yeah I took my warfarin this morning I'm all ready for my liver biopsy the radiologists don't like that much in it you know it's really a bad thing for our high volume area to have

that happen and this is just another chart of our oh did I get mixed up here you guys are gonna fire me from running this clicker there we go so the whole times are again based on the half-life and the mechanism of action and this is

pretty similar to what you saw in the the presentation earlier today and specifically that imbruvica that's something that we alert the radiologists who they have a discussion with the patient decide is this something that we

want to continue with and I will say that in our practice with the volume and the the level of acuity of our patients I think that a lot of our providers are fairly comfortable with a certain level of risk because that's just who our

patient population is you know we have a very large hospital two large hospitals and very sick patients so that's something that we you know some of them are more comfortable than others but it's a risk-benefit thing that they have

to decide on themselves with the patient obviously all right so here are our

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