This procedure is effective in the lower extremities.
In the publication they mention that the use of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) during arterial and venous revascularization of the lower extremities is increasing. Photo: Reference. Shutterstock.com
A group of researchers indicated the use of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) may be appropriate during the preoperative phase to assess the etiology of vessel occlusion and plaque morphology in the iliac and femorooccipital arteries.
This procedure is performed when patients suffer from hardening of the arteries or atherosclerosis, their arteries being partially blocked by a substance called plaque. When these blockages occur in the legs or arms, they are called peripheral artery disease. Peripheral vascular surgery removes plaque and restores blood flow through the artery.
Expert consensus will help define clinical procedure scenarios in which intravascular ultrasound Peripheral peripheral blood pressure may be of value during lower extremity arterial and venous interventions while additional prospective data is collected.
In publication, that . sustains the increasing use of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) during arterial and venous revascularization of the lower extremities.
“The data show that the use of intravascular ultrasound This may improve peripheral and long-term outcomes, but large-scale prospective data remain limited. There needs to be a consensus on the fair use of intravascular ultrasound during peripheral intervention,” highlights the study.
In addition, the Committee noted that the use of intravascular ultrasound Most other settings were effective during iliac and femoropopliteal revascularization in the pre-procedure, as well as in the intra- and post-procedural adaptation phases.
This procedure also qualified all stages of the intervention as appropriate for the tibial arteries. For ileofemoral venous intervention, intravascular ultrasound It was rated as sufficient at all stages of the intervention.
“Peripheral artery disease involves any blood vessel that is blocked outside the heart.” In an interview with Medicine & Public Health Magazine (MSP), Dr. Eric Caro, an interventional cardiologist and specialist in vascular medicine, spoke about the condition, which can drastically change the quality of life of people who suffer from it.
On the other hand, a vascular surgeon at San Lucas Episcopal Medical Center in Ponce, Dr. Raphael Santini indicated that “in the case of arterial peripheral disease, it can have complications such as ulcers, gangrene and leg amputation. Statistics say that about 10 to 14% of the North American population suffers from peripheral arterial disease. If we Taking it to Puerto Rico, we can say that there could be 300 to 400 thousand people suffering from this disease, which is a high figure in comparison. There are few vascular specialists who can practice in Puerto Rico,” he said. Explained.
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