BackTable / VI / Podcast / Episode #181
Surgical vs. Endovascular Management of CFA Disease
with Dr. Mazin Foteh and Dr. Sabeen Dhand
Vascular Surgeon Dr. Mazin Foteh and our host Dr. Sabeen Dhand consider various factors that can influence the choice of treatment methods for calcified common femoral artery (CFA) disease, including discussing the pros and cons of an endovascular vs surgical approach.
BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2022, January 24). Ep. 181 – Surgical vs. Endovascular Management of CFA Disease [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com
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Dr. Mazin Foteh
Dr. Mazin Foteh is a practicing vascular surgeon in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Sabeen Dhand
Dr. Sabeen Dhand is a practicing interventional radiologist with PIH Health in Los Angeles.
In this episode, vascular surgeon Dr. Mazin Foteh and our host Dr. Sabeen Dhand consider various factors that can influence the choice of treatment methods for common femoral artery (CFA) disease.
To start, Dr. Foteh describes risk factors of common femoral disease, such as smoking, renal failure, and diabetes. He notes that CFA lesions are usually calcified and homogenous because they are composed of layers of calcium, lipid, and platelets deposited in fibrin sheaths. He further distinguishes between partially occluded and fully occluded CFA lesions.
Dr. Foteh reviews key tips to minimize complications during an open endarterectomy. To maximize exposure, he recommends making a longitudinal incision rather than a medial groin incision. Before closing, he also ensures that he checks 3-4 cm proximal and distal to the CFA and stents the external iliac artery if needed. Dr. Foteh opts for general anesthesia over local anesthesia, in case of unforeseen complications.
With an endovascular approach, Dr. Foteh finds that shock wave lithotripsy has been most effective at cracking calcium, changing vessel compliance, and ultimately increasing luminal gain. He uses this technique first, examines the results, and then uses a drug-coated balloon or stent as needed. Dr. Foteh emphasizes that lithotripsy is beneficial for the patient because it provides an additional avenue of endovascular treatment and it does not influence the outcome of future endarterectomies.
Clinical Trial Investigating the Efficacy of the Supera Peripheral Stent System for the Treatment of the Common Femoral Artery: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02804113
Dr. Foteh is a paid consultant for Shockwave Medical and opinions expressed are those of the speaker and not necessarily those of Shockwave Medical.
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Indications for Use—The Shockwave Medical Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) System is intended for lithotripsy-enhanced balloon dilatation of lesions, including calcified lesions, in the peripheral vasculature, including the iliac, femoral, ilio-femoral, popliteal, infra-popliteal, and renal arteries. Not for use in the coronary or cerebral vasculature.
Contraindications—Do not use if unable to pass 0.014 guidewire across the lesion—Not intended for treatment of in-stent restenosis or in coronary, carotid, or cerebrovascular arteries.
Warnings—Only to be used by physicians who are familiar with interventional vascular procedures—Physicians must be trained prior to use of the device—Use the generator in accordance with recommended settings as
stated in the Operator’s Manual.
Precautions—use only the recommended balloon inflation medium—Appropriate anticoagulant therapy should be administered by the physician—Decision regarding use of distal protection should be made based on physician assessment of treatment lesion morphology.
Adverse effects–Possible adverse effects consistent with standard angioplasty include – Access site complications – Allergy to contrast or blood thinner – Arterial bypass surgery — Bleeding complications — Death — Fracture of guidewire or device — Hypertension/Hypotension — Infection/sepsis — Placement of a stent — renal failure — Shock/pulmonary edema — target vessel stenosis or occlusion — Vascular complications. Risks unique to the device and its use — Allergy to catheter material(s) — Device malfunction or failure — Excess heat at target site.
Prior to use, please reference the Instructions for Use for more information on indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and adverse events. www.shockwavemedical.com
Please contact your local Shockwave representative for specific country availability and refer to the Shockwave S4 and Shockwave M5 instructions for use containing important safety information.
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