Effect of Peripheral Vascular Intervention on Pulse Flow

Peripheral Vascular

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.

Click here to see summary statistics for 5 peripheral vascular intervention cases.

Ongoing IRB approved clinical trial at St Joseph's Hospital, Paterson, NJ