peripheral vascular interventions
From June-Oct, 2008, PPV measurements were made before and after peripheral vascular interventions in 15 patients. PPV increase was seen every time the interventionalist determined that a procedure was successful
In the case illustrated below, the patient had a stent placed in the right femoral artery. Note the dramatic 3-fold increase in right calf pulse volume caused by the intervention. Also, note the abnormal shape of the right calf curve (compared to the left calf), consistent with abnormal compliance of the now opened vessel.
Ongoing IRB approved clinical trial at St Joseph's Hospital, Paterson, NJ