Retrograde access via the popliteal artery to facilitate the re-entry technique for recalcitrant superficial femoral artery Chronic total occlusions

  • Pappy R
  • Hennebry T
  • Abu-Fadel M
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Subintimal recanalization is beneficial in selected patients with peripheral chronic total occlusions (CTO). However, in complex cases, re-entry into the true arterial lumen may prove to be unsuccessful with a conventional guidewire or a re-entry catheter when using standard femoral artery access. Our case series describes these technical dilemmas along with strategies that can be utilized to overcome these challenges.

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  • intravascular ultrasound
  • peripheral vascular disease
  • restenosis

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  • Reji Pappy

  • Thomas A. Hennebry

  • Mazen S. Abu-Fadel

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