Utilization of an aspiration thrombectomy catheter (pronto) to treat acute atherothrombotic embolization during percutaneous revascularization of the lower extremity

Nayab Zafar, Anand Prasad, Ehtisham Mahmud

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Abstract

Acute limb ischemia is typically a surgical emergency and can occur secondary to distal embolization during catheter-based percutaneous revascularization. We present a case of acute atherothrombotic embolization to the left lower extremity after stenting of the left proximal popliteal and anterior tibial arteries. This was successfully treated with the use of the coronary aspiration thrombectomy device Pronto (Vascular Solutions, Minneapolis, MN) resulting in flow restoration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)972-975
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume71
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Complications adult cath/intervention
  • Embolization
  • Peripheral vascular disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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