• A Novel Patent Hemostasis Protocol - Prevention of Pseudoaneurysm after Tibiopedal Arterial Access for Evaluation and Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease

    Highlights

    • Pseudoaneurysm is a rare complication after transpedal arterial access.
    • It can be easily prevented by using the described novel patent hemostasis protocol.

    Abstract

    Background

    Pseudoaneurysm (PSA) is a rare complication (0.2%) after transpedal arterial access (TPA) for endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease, occurring only in the posterior tibial artery (PTA) likely related to the anatomy of the vessel leading to unfavorable circumstances for adequate hemostasis. We describe a novel patent hemostasis protocol for TPA access to avoid PSA.

    Methods

    We prospectively studied 586 patients with symptomatic PAD who underwent 1038 peripheral procedures between 02/2016 and 02/2017 via TPA (dorsalis pedis artery (DP)/anterior tibial artery (ATA), PTA or peroneal artery (PA)). Hemostasis for the DP/ATA was achieved with the Vasostat™ device, while TR Band™ was used for PTA/PA, as per our new protocol (figure). Patent hemostasis technique was confirmed using Doppler.

    Results

    Of the 1038 procedures, 733 (88% interventional) were done via the DP/ATA, 176 (92% interventional) were done via the PTA and 129 (64% interventional) were via the PA. The incidence of PSA related to any access site was 0.0%. All access sites were patent on Doppler ultrasound at 30 day follow up.

    Conclusion

    PSA associated with TPA is very rare, it can be easily prevented with the above described patent hemostasis protocol while preserving the patency of the access site.

    Condensed abstract

    Pseudoaneurysm (PSA) is a rare complication (0.2%) after transpedal arterial access (TPA). We describe a novel patent hemostasis protocol for TPA access to avoid PSA. We prospectively studied 586 patients with symptomatic PAD who underwent 1038 endovascular procedures via TPA (dorsalis pedis artery (DP)/anterior tibial artery (ATA), PTA or peroneal artery (PA)). Hemostasis for the DP/ATA was achieved with the Vasostat™ device, while TR Band™ was used for PTA/PA, as per our new protocol (figure). Patent hemostasis technique was confirmed using Doppler. The incidence of PSA related to any access site was 0.0%. All access sites were patent on Doppler ultrasound at 30 day follow up. PSA associated with TPA is very rare, it can be easily prevented with the above described patent hemostasis protocol while preserving the patency of the access site.

    Author bio

    Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine, 2019-07-01, Volume 20, Issue 7, Pages 598-602, Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc.

     

    Source:

    Read the full article on Science Direct: A Novel Patent Hemostasis Protocol - Prevention of Pseudoaneurysm after Tibiopedal Arterial Access for Evaluation and Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease

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