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Peripheral Vascular Disease
Jetstream® atherectomy for subacutely or chronically occluded femoro-popliteal prosthetic bypass grafts
A report of three cases
Article first published online: 15 MAY 2013
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume 82, Issue 4, pages E529–E534, 1 October 2013
How to Cite
Obon-Dent, M. and Hernandez-Vila, E. (2013), Jetstream® atherectomy for subacutely or chronically occluded femoro-popliteal prosthetic bypass grafts. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 82: E529–E534. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24382
- Issue published online: 23 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 15 MAY 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 19 APR 2012 07:07AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 FEB 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 30 JAN 2012
- Manuscript Received: 29 SEP 2011
- peripheral vascular disease;
- infrainguinal bypass;
- limb salvage;
- limb ischemia;
A failed infrainguinal bypass is associated with poor prognosis for the limb in question, particularly if the graft was initially placed for limb salvage. Revascularization of occluded grafts is an important but challenging issue. We present three patients with occluded femoro-popliteal graft in whom the Jetstream® system was used successfully to perform thromboatherectomy. The Jetstream® system is minimally invasive and avoids use of thrombolytic therapy and its associated costs and complications. The device seems to be highly effective in removing thrombus beyond the acute setting. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals Inc.