Bilateral Popliteal Arterial Emboli


 Bilateral Popliteal Arterial Emboli

Atherosclerosis: Open Access (Omics Publishing S.L) has announced almost 50 % discount on article processing charge to commemorate its 10th Anniversary.

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Title: “Bilateral Popliteal Arterial Emboli

Abstract: A 71 year-old woman with hypertension, rheumatic heart disease complicated by severe mitral stenosis, atrial fibrillation on chronic warfarin therapy who presented with bilateral calf pain. Two weeks prior to her presentation, her warfarin was held in anticipation for cataract surgery. A week later, she developed bilateral claudication pain after walking 20 feet that improved with rest. Her ankle-brachial index was 0.65 on the right side and 0.41 on the left side with pulse volume recording localizing lesions to bilateral popliteal region. Computed tomography angiogram of abdomen, pelvis and lower extremities demonstrated occluded popliteal arteries on both sides with variable degree of occlusions. Her diagnostic peripheral angiogram revealed non-obstructive disease in bilateral iliac, common femoral and superficial femoral arteries with thromboembolic occlusions in addition to organized thrombus of popliteal arteries, tibio-peroneal trunk and anterior tibial arteries. She underwent successful thrombus extraction with rheolytic thrombectomy and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of bilateral popliteal arteries and their runoff vessels with significant improvement in vessel flow and in her symptoms of claudication. This is presumed to be an embolic phenomenon with her known atrial fibrillation and temporary cessation of her therapeutic anticoagulation.

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