Episode 93

Deep Venous Arterialization for CLI

with Dr. Fadi Saab and Dr. Sabeen Dhand

BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2020, November 1). Ep. 93 – Deep Venous Arterialization for CLI [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com/podcasts

Interventional Cardiologist Fadi Saab and Interventional Radiologist Sabeen Dhand discuss Percutaneous Deep Venous Arterialization (DVA) for critical limb ischemia (CLI), including workup, technique, and follow-up.

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Dr. Fadi Saab

Dr. Fadi Saab is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Cardiac and Vascular Amputation Prevention Centers (ACV) in Michigan.

Dr. Sabeen Dhand

Host Dr. Sabeen Dhand is a practicing interventional radiologist with PIH Health in Los Angeles.

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Show Notes

In this episode, Dr. Fadi Saab joins Dr. Sabeen Dhand to discuss deep venous arterialization for critical limb ischemia. Dr. Saab explains how gained experience in this procedure and the changes in treatment of CLI that have occurred over the past few years. We discuss the concept of deep venous arterialization and some common patient concerns.

We talk about working as a team with podiatrists and wound care specialists, who the best candidates for deep venous arterialization are, and Dr. Saab explains the term “white stop sign.” We discuss the setting of these procedures and why having the right support staff throughout the case is so important.

We examine the technique and steps of the deep venous arterialization procedure, as well as potential pitfalls to avoid. Dr. Saab describes his protocol for post-procedure care, and we discuss how technology has impacted this field in recent years.


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