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Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology

31 livecase(s)
  • Tuesday, January 24th: - , Room 1 - Main Arena 1

    Case 01 – LEI 01: Severely calcifed SFA-occlusion right

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 01 – LEI 01: male, 68 years
    Operators:
    • Andrej Schmidt,
    • Matthias Ulrich
    CLINICAL DATA
    Severe claudication right calf, walking capacity 60 meters
    ABI right 0.65
    COPD, GOLD B
    Permanent atrial fibrillation

    RISK FACTORS
    Arterial hypertension, smoker

    ANGIO
    Angiography elsewhere: total occlusion right SFA, calcified

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Left groin retrograde and cross-over approach
    - 0.035" SupraCore guidewire 190 cm (ABBOTT)
    - 7F-40 cm Balkin Up&Over Sheath (COOK)

    2. Guidewire passage and PTA of the occlusion right SFA
    - 4.0/120 mm Armada 35 balloon (ABBOTT)
    - 0.035" Radiofocus soft angled guidewire, 260 cm (TERUMO)
    - 6.0/40 mm Armada 35 balloon (ABBOTT)
    - Conquest high pressure balloon (C.R. BARD)

    In case of failure to pass from antegrade:
    3. Retrograde approach via the distal SFA right
    - 21 Gauge 9 cm Micropuncture needle (COOK)
    - 0.018" Connect guidewire 300 cm (ABBOTT)
    - 0.018" QuickCross support catheter 90 cm (SPECTRANETICS)

    4. Stenting
    - 5.0 or 6.0/150 mm Supera Interwoven Selfexpanding Nitinol stent (ABBOTT)
    - Stenting of the SFA-ostium: 7.0/40 mm Absolute stent (ABBOTT)
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  • Tuesday, January 24th: - , Room 2 - Main Arena 2

    Case 12 – Acute on chronic ischemia right leg

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 12 – LEI 05: male, 78 years (M-M)
    Operators:
    • Sven Bräunlich,
    • Matthias Ulrich
    CLINICAL DATA
    Very short walking capacity right since few weeks
    Persistent atrial fibrillation
    Diabetes mellitus, type 2
    Nicotin abuse

    IMPORTANT ITEMS
    Angiography: Thrombotic/embolic occlusion right popliteal artery
    Chronic BTK-disease

    1. Right antegrade femoral access
    - 6F 55 cm Check-Flo Performer, Raab Modification (COOK)

    2. GW-passage and thrombectomy
    - Rotarex 6F (STRAUB MEDICAL)

    3. PTA and stenting on indication
    - Lutonix DCB (C.R. BARD)
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  • Tuesday, January 24th: - , Room 3 - Technical Forum

    Case 24 – Flush-occlusion right SFA after CEA right groin

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 24 – LEI 06: male, 57 years (H-F)
    Operators:
    • Andrej Schmidt,
    • Sven Bräunlich
    CLINICAL DATA
    Severe claudication right calf, walking capacity 50 meters
    CEA and patch-plastic 9/2014 right groin
    Stenting right SFA 2009
    PTA left SFA (Lithoplasty)
    CAD, MI and PTCA 2009
    Art. hypertension, former smoker

    ANGIO
    Flush-occlusion right SFA, stent within the SFA-occlusion right
    ABI right 0,57

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Left groin retrograde and cross-over approach
    - IMA-diagnostic 5F-catheter (CORDIS/CARDINAL HEALTH)
    - 0.035" angled soft Radiofocus guidewire, 190 cm (TERUMO)
    - 0.035" SupraCore guidewire, 190 cm (ABBOTT)
    - 7F Balkin Up&Over Sheath, 40 cm (COOK)

    2. Right SFA CTO-puncture (stent-puncture)
    - 18 Gauge 7 cm needle
    - 0.035" stiff angled Glidewire, 190 cm (TERUMO)
    - 6F – 10 cm Radiofocus-Introducer (TERUMO)

    3. Passage of the CTO
    Retrograde passage into the right CFA:
    - Pioneer-Plus Reentry-system (VOLCANO)
    - 0.014" Floppy ES Guidewire, 300cm (ABBOTT)
    - Snaring if the retrograde guidewire into the the cross-over-sheath

    Final guidewire-passage into the popliteal artery from antegrade:
    - 0.035" siff angled Glidewire 260 cm (TERUMO)

    4. PTA/stenting
    - Armada 35 5.0/100 mm balloon (ABBOTT)
    - Supera Interwoven Nitinol stent (ABBOTT)
    - SFA-ostium: Viabahn 7.0/50 mm (GORE) or Absolute stent (ABBOTT)
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  • Tuesday, January 24th: - , Room 1 - Main Arena 1

    Case 05 – Chronic total occlusion right SFA, CLI

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 05 – LEI 02: male, 64 years (P-S)
    Operators:
    • Sven Bräunlich,
    • Johannes Schuster
    CLINICAL DATA
    Critical limb ischemia right, ulceration dig 4, Rutherford class 5
    Severe claudication right calf, walking capacity 50 meters, PTA/stenting left SFA 12/2015 for CLI left
    Diabetes mellitus, type 2, art. hypertension, former smoker
    ABI right: 0.2

    ANGIO
    Angiography (during PTA left):
    long CTO right SFA, minimal calcification

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Left groin retrograde and cross-over approach
    - IMA-diagnostic 5F catheter (CORDIS/CARDINAL HEALTH)
    - 0.035" angled soft Radiofocus guidewire, 190 cm (TERUMO)
    - 0.035" SupraCore guidewire, 190 cm (ABBOTT)
    - 6F Balkin Up&Over Sheath, 40 cm (COOK)

    2. Passage of the occlusion left SFA
    - 0.035" Radiofocus angled stiff guidewire, 260 cm (TERUMO)
    - 0.035" TrailBlazer supportcatheter, 135 cm (MEDTRONIC)
    - Exchange to 0.018" SteelCore guidewire (ABBOTT)

    3. PTA
    - 5.0/120mm Pacific Plus PTA catheter, 130 cm (MEDTRONIC)
    - 6.0/120 mm In.Pact Pacific DCB (MEDTRONIC)

    4. Stenting on indication
    - In case of dissections: provisional placement of nitinol Tacks (INTACT VASCULAR)
    - In case of residual stenosis: Complete-Stent (MEDTRONIC)
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  • Tuesday, January 24th: - , Room 5 - Global Expert Exchange

    Case 31 – Calcified SFA-CTO right

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 31 – LEI 08: male, 64 years (F-B)
    Operators:
    • Sven Bräunlich,
    • Johannes Schuster
    CLINICAL DATA
    Severe claudication right calf, walking capacity 100 meters
    PTA/stent left SFA 12/2015
    Diabetes mellitus, type 2, insulin-dependent
    Art. hypertension, former smoker

    ANGIO
    Angiography right SFA during PTA/stent left SFA:
    short, moderately calcified SFA-CTO right
    ABI right 0.61

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Left groin retrograde and cross-over approach
    - IMA-diagnostic 5F catheter (CORDIS/CARDINAL HEALTH)
    - 0.035" angled soft Radiofocus guidewire, 190 cm (TERUMO)
    - 0.035" SupraCore guidewire, 190 cm (ABBOTT)
    - 6F 55 cm Flexor Check-Flo Introducer, Raabe Modifcation (COOK)

    2. Guidewire passage and PTA of the occlusion right SFA
    - 4.0/40 mm Pacific Plus balloon (MEDTRONIC)
    - 0.018" Connect 250 T guidewire, 300 cm (ABBOTT)

    3. Stenting
    - NitiDES drug-eluting stent (ALVIMEDICA)
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  • Tuesday, January 24th: - , Room 1 - Main Arena 1

    Case 07 – Leipzig

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 07 – LEI 03: female, 72 years
    Operators:
    • Andrej Schmidt,
    • Matthias Ulrich
    CLINICAL DATA
    Restpain left foot, Rutherford class 4
    Severe claudication, walking capacity 50 m
    ABI left 0.42
    CAD, PTCA 10/16
    TAVI 03/16

    RISK FACTORS
    Arterial hypertension

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    - Right croin retrograde and cross-over approach
    - Passage and predilatation of the SFA-occlusion left
    - PTA/Stenting SFA left (ELUVIA)
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  • Tuesday, January 24th: - , Room 3 - Technical Forum

    Case 29 – Progressive, asymptomatic internal carotid stenosis right

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 29 – LEI 07: male, 71 years (M-Z)
    Operators:
    • Andrej Schmidt,
    • Sven Bräunlich
    CLINICAL DATA
    Progressive ICA-stenosis right, peak systolic velocity 5.8 m/sec.
    CAD with CABG 2000
    PTCA stent 12/2016
    Recurrent supraventricular arrythmia, left atrial ablations 2014/2015
    CEA left ICA 2010
    Former smoker

    ANGIOGRAPHY
    Angiography during PTCA 12/2016, short, high-grade stenosis right ICA

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Right groin access
    - 9F 25 cm Radiofocus Introducer (TERUMO)
    - 5F Judkins Right diagnostic catheter (CORDIS/CARDINAL HEALTH)
    - 0.035" soft angled Glidewire, 190 cm (TERUMO)
    - 0.035" SupraCore 190 cm guidewire (ABBOTT)

    2. Cerebral protection
    - MoMa proximal protection system (MEDTRONIC)

    3. Predilatation and stenting
    - 3.5/20 mm MiniTrek Monorail balloon (ABBOTT)
    - 8/30 mm CGuard stent (InspireMD)

    4. Postdilatation
    - Paladin® Carotid Post-Dilatation balloon with integrated embolic protection (CONTEGO MEDICAL)

    5. Aspiration and declamping with the Paladin-filter in place

    6. Retrieval of the Paladin-system
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  • Tuesday, January 24th: - , Room 1 - Main Arena 1

    Case 08 – Severely calcified SFA-CTO right

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 08 – LEI 04: male, 69 years (R-P)
    Operators:
    • Andrej Schmidt,
    • Matthias Ulrich
    CLINICAL DATA
    Severe claudication right calf, walking capacity 150 meters
    Thromendartherectomy both groins 2014
    Stenting/PTA left SFA 11/2016
    CAD, PTCA 2000, CABG 2000
    Art. hypertension, former smoker

    ANGIOGRAPHY
    Severely calcified distal SFA-CTO right
    ABI right 0.51

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Left groin retrograde and cross-over approach
    - IMA-diagnostic 5F catheter (CORDIS/CARDINAL HEALTH)
    - 0.035" angled soft Radiofocus guidewire, 190 cm (TERUMO)
    - 0.035" SupraCore guidewire, 190 cm (ABBOTT)
    - 7F 55cm Flexor Check-Flo Introducer, Raabe Modifcation (COOK)

    2. Passage of the distal SFA-CTO
    - 0.018" Connect 250 T guidewire, 300 cm (ABBOTT)
    - 0.018" QuickCross support catheter 135 cm (SPECTRANETICS)

    3. Angioplasty
    - 6.0/60 mm Lithoplasty balloon (SHOCKWAVE MEDICAL)

    4. Stenting only on indication
    - Supera Interwoven Nitinol stent (ABBOTT)
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  • Wednesday, January 25th: - , Room 1 - Main Arena 1

    Case 32 – ATA recanalization and dexamethason-injection with a Bullfrog-Device

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 32 – LEI 09: female, 75 years (R-K)
    Operators:
    • Andrej Schmidt,
    • Yvonne Bausback
    CLINICAL DATA
    Critical limb ischemia left forefoot, ulceration dig I left
    PTA of a tibioperoneal trunk stenosis left 12/2015, only minor healing tendency
    Diabetes mellitus, type 2

    ANGIOGRAPHY
    Total occlusion of the anterior tibial artery

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Left antegrade access
    - 6F 55 cm Flexor Check-Flo Introducer, Raabe Modification (COOK)

    2. Guidewire passage of the ATA-CTO
    - 0.014" Command ES guidewire, 300 cm (ABBOTT)
    - 3.5/120 mm Armada 14 balloon (ABBOTT)

    3. Arterial wall-injection of dexamethason
    - BullFrog Micro-Infusion-Device (MERCATOR MEDSYSTEMS)

    4. In case of dissections: placement of nitinol-Tacks (INTACT VASCULAR)
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  • Wednesday, January 25th: - , Room 5 - Global Expert Exchange

    Case 53 – Total occlusion of the common iliac artery

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 53 – LEI 18: male, 62 years
    Operators:
    • Sven Bräunlich,
    • Johannes Schuster
    CLINICAL DATA
    - Severe claudication right leg, Rutherford class 3
    - Walking capacity 20 meters
    - Diabetes mellitus, type 2
    - ABI right 0.37

    RISK FACTORS
    - Arterial hypertension
    - Diabetes mellitus
    - Smoker

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Left brachial and bilateral femoral approach
    2. Guidewire passage
    3. Kissing stent (LIFESTREAM covered stant)
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  • Wednesday, January 25th: - , Room 1 - Main Arena 1

    Case 32 – ATA recanalization and dexamethason-injection with a Bullfrog-Device

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 32 – LEI 09: female, 75 years (R-K)
    Operators:
    • Andrej Schmidt,
    • Yvonne Bausback
    CLINICAL DATA
    Critical limb ischemia left forefoot, ulceration dig I left
    PTA of a tibioperoneal trunk stenosis left 12/2015, only minor healing tendency
    Diabetes mellitus, type 2

    ANGIOGRAPHY
    Total occlusion of the anterior tibial artery

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Left antegrade access
    - 6F 55 cm Flexor Check-Flo Introducer, Raabe Modification (COOK)

    2. Guidewire passage of the ATA-CTO
    - 0.014" Command ES guidewire, 300 cm (ABBOTT)
    - 3.5/120 mm Armada 14 balloon (ABBOTT)

    3. Arterial wall-injection of dexamethason
    - BullFrog Micro-Infusion-Device (MERCATOR MEDSYSTEMS)

    4. In case of dissections: placement of nitinol-Tacks (INTACT VASCULAR)
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  • Wednesday, January 25th: - , Room 2 - Main Arena 2

    Case 42 – Progressive abdominal aneurysm

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 42 – LEI 14: male, 65 years
    Operators:
    • Andrej Schmidt,
    • Daniela Branzan
    CLINICAL DATA
    - Progressive aneurysm of the infrarenal aortic aneurysm, now max. diameter 58 mm
    - Small caliber external iliac arteries bilateral
    - Coiling of lumbar arteries and AMI 01/16
    - Chronical pancreatitis with pseudocysts

    RISK FACTORS
    - Arterial hypertension
    - Current smokera

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Bifemoral percutaneous approch in local anaesthesia and preclosing with 2 Proglide closure devices
    2. Guidewire positioning
    3. Implantation of a bifurcational stentgraft (OVATION STENTGRAFT)
    4. Postdilatation
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  • Wednesday, January 25th: - , Room 1 - Main Arena 1

    Case 33 – SFA occlusion right

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 33 – LEI 10: male, 70 years
    Operators:
    • Sven Bräunlich
    CLINICAL DATA
    Severe claudication right calf, walking capacity 150 meters
    ABI right 0.7

    RISK FACTORS
    - Arterial hypertension
    - Current smoker
    - Hyperlipidemia

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    - Left groin retrograde and cross-over approach
    - Guidewire passage
    - Predilation with low profile ballon
    - PTA with drug coated ballon
  • Wednesday, January 25th: - , Room 5 - Global Expert Exchange

    Case 54 – SFA-occlusion right

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 54 – LEI 19: female, 71 years (E-D)
    Operators:
    • Sven Bräunlich,
    • Matthias Ulrich
    CLINICAL DATA
    Severe claudication right leg, walking capacity 100 meters
    PTA/stenting left SFA 12/2016
    PTA iliac left 12/2015
    Art. hypertension, current smoker

    ANGIOGRAPHY
    During PTA left SFA 12/2016: Long SFA-occlusion right, moderately calcified

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Left groin retrograde and cross-over approach
    - IMA-diagnostic 5F catheter (CORDIS/CARDINAL HEALTH)
    - 0.035" angled soft Radiofocus guidewire, 190 cm (TERUMO)
    - 0.035" SupraCore guidewire, 190 cm (ABBOTT)
    - 6F Balkin Up&Over Sheath, 40 cm (COOK)

    2. Passage of the occlusion right SFA
    - 0.035" Radiofocus angled stiff guidewire, 260 cm (TERUMO)
    - 0.035" TrailBlazer support catheter, 135 cm (MEDTRONIC)
    - Exchange to 0.018" SteelCore guidewire (ABBOTT)

    3. PTA and stenting on indication
    - Luminor DCB 5.0/120 mm (iVASCULAR)
    - VascuFlex Multi-LOC (B. BRAUN)
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  • Wednesday, January 25th: - , Room 1 - Main Arena 1

    Case 35 – In-Stent reocclusion right SFA

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 35 – LEI 11: male, 71 years (D-K)
    Operators:
    • Andrej Schmidt,
    • Matthias Ulrich
    CLINICAL DATA
    Severe claudication right calf, walking capacity 150 meters
    PTA with DCB and spotstenting right SFA 12/2014
    PTA and stenting left SFA 11/2014
    CAD with PTCA 2003
    Art. hypertension, current smoker

    ANGIOGRAPHY
    SFA-reocclusion right, Nitinol stent within the occlusion

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Left groin retrograde and cross-over approach
    - 0.035" SupraCore guidewire 190 cm (ABBOTT)
    - 7F–40 cm Balkin Up&Over Sheath (COOK)

    2. Guidewire passage
    GW-passage from antegrade:
    - 0.035" stiff angled Glidewire, 260 cm (TERUMO)
    - 4.0/120 mm Admiral balloon (MEDTRONIC)
    in case of failure to pass from antegrade:
    - puncture of the occluded SFA-stent:
    - same wire and 0.035" TrailBlazer support catheter, 90 cm (MEDTRONIC)
    - snaring of the guidewire into the cross-over sheath and finalization guidewire passage of the occlusion from antegrade

    3. PTA and stenting
    - 6.0/80 mm Admiral balloon (MEDTRONIC)
    - 6.0/250 mm Viabahn (GORE)
    - 6.0/100 mm Tigris stent (GORE)
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  • Wednesday, January 25th: - , Room 1 - Main Arena 1

    Case 36 – Total occlusion left SFA

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 36 – LEI 12: female, 60 years
    Operators:
    • Sven Bräunlich,
    • Andrej Schmidt
    CLINICAL DATA
    Severe claudication left calf, walking capacity 10 meters, rest pain
    ABI left 0.31
    PTA of the right EIA 11/16
    Stroke 1995 with residual incomplere hemiparesis left

    RISK FACTORS
    - Arterial hypertension
    - Hyperlipidemia

    ANGIOGRAPHY
    Long SFA and P1-segment occlusion left, moderately calcified

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Right groin retrograde and cross-over approach
    2. Guidewire passage
    3. Angioplasty (VASCUTAK)
    4. Stenting on indication
    - In case of dissections: provisional placement of nitinol Tackts (INTACT)
    - In case of residual stenosis after DCB: LifeStent
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  • Wednesday, January 25th: - , Room 5 - Global Expert Exchange

    Case 55 – Treatment of the left GSV with ELVeS Radial slim™

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 55 – LEI 20: male, 26 years old, (N-S)
    Operators:
    • Matthias Ulrich,
    • Christina Julia Harzendorf
    CLINICAL DATA
    Chronic venous disease C2EpAs2Pr (CEAP)
    Symptoms: feeling of heaviness and dysesthesia in the left leg

    DUPLEX
    Complete insufficiency of the left great saphenous vein Hach 2
    Side branch varicose veins below the left knee
    Competent deep veins
    No Thrombosis

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Puncture of the distal GSV with 16G Introducer
    Puncture of sidebranches with 18G Introducer
    Introducing of Laser Fiber (ELVeS Radial slim™ BIOLITEC)
    Ultrasound control of the tip position at GSV junction

    2. Application of the tumescent anesthesia around the left great saphenous vein

    3. Treatment of the left GSV with 10 W/70Joul/cm

    4. Foam sklerotherapy of sidebranches with Aethoxysklerol

    5. Applying compression bandage left leg

    6. Injection of a LMWH for thrombosis prophylaxis
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  • Wednesday, January 25th: - , Room 3 - Technical Forum

    Case 51 – Restenosis right SFA after DCB-treatment

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 51 – LEI 17: female, 78 years
    Operators:
    • Andrej Schmidt,
    • Yvonne Bausback
    CLINICAL DATA
    - CLI with ulcer Dig 2 right and restpain
    - PTA with DCBs 3/2016 right SFA
    - PTA left SFA 2/2015
    - CAD, PTCA 2012

    RISK FACTORS
    - Diabetes mellitus, type 2
    - Arterial hypertension
    - Chronic renal impairment (GFR 56 ml/min)

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Left femoral retrograde and cross-over approach
    2. Guidewire passage of the SFA-restenosis and filter positioning (WIRION protection system)
    3. Atherectomy (JETSTREAM) and PTA with DCBs
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  • Wednesday, January 25th: - , Room 1 - Main Arena 1

    Case 39 – Total chronic occlusion left SFA

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 39 – LEI 13: female, 57 years (B-B)
    Operators:
    • Sven Bräunlich,
    • Matthias Ulrich
    CLINICAL DATA
    Severe claudication left SFA, walking capacity 100 meters
    PTA with stenting right SFA 1/2016
    PTA with DCBs for restenosis right SFA 12/2016
    PTA/stenting iliac arteries bilateral 2009
    Art. hypertension, smoker

    ANGIOGRAPHY
    During PTA right SFA: total occlusion left SFA
    ABI left 0.67

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Right groin retrograde and cross-over approach
    - IMA-diagnostic 5F catheter (CORDIS/CARDINAL HEALTH)
    - 0.035" angled soft Radiofocus guidewire, 190 cm (TERUMO)
    - 0.035" SupraCore guidewire, 190 cm (ABBOTT)
    - 6F Balkin Up&Over Sheath, 40 cm (COOK)

    2. Passage of the occlusion left SFA
    - 0.035" Radiofocus angled stiff guidewire, 260 cm (TERUMO)
    - 0.035" CXC support catheter, 135 cm (COOK)
    - Exchange to 0.018" SteelCore guidewire (ABBOTT)

    3. PTA and stenting on indication
    - Luminor DCB 5.0/120 mm (iVASCULAR)
    - VascuFlex Multi-LOC (B. BRAUN)
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  • Thursday, January 26th: - , Room 1 - Main Arena 1

    Case 56 – Multilevel disease with CLI right

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 56 – LEI 21: male, 72 years (P-F)
    Operators:
    • Andrej Schmidt,
    • Yvonne Bausback
    CLINICAL DATA
    Critical limb ischemia right leg, restpain, Rutherford class 4
    PTA SFA and popliteal artery right and failed antegrade recanalization
    of a tibioperoneal trunk occlusion right elsewhere 12/2015
    Persistent atrial fibrillation

    ANGIOGRAPHY
    high-grade stenosis SFA and popliteal artery right,
    occlusion of the tibioperoneal trunk
    ABI 0,21

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Left groin retrograde and cross-over approach
    - 0.035" SupraCore guidewire 190 cm (ABBOTT)
    - 6F-40 cm Balkin Up&Over Sheath (COOK)

    2. Guidewire-passage of the SFA/popliteal stenoses and PTA
    - predilatation with 0.014" NanoCross balloon (MEDTRONIC)

    After failed antegrade GW-passage:
    3. Retrograde passage via the peroneal artery
    - 21 Gauge 7 cm needle (COOK)
    - 0.018" V-18 Controll-GW 300 cm (BOSTON SCIENTIFIC)
    - 0.018" QuickCross support catheter 90 cm (SPECTRANETICS)

    4. PTA with a drug-coated balloon
    - Chocolate Touch 6.0/120 mm (TRIREME MEDICAL)
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  • Thursday, January 26th: - , Room 2 - Main Arena 2

    Case 67 – TEVAR of a subacute Type B aortic dissection

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 67 – LEI 25: male, 64 years
    Operators:
    • Andrej Schmidt,
    • Daniela Branzan
    CLINICAL DATA
    Acute Type-B dissection 6 weeks ago, since then intermittend thoracic pain
    CT 4 weeks later: diameter-increase of the descending aorta of 5 mm
    Coiling of intercostal arteries to reduce the risk of spinal cord ischemia during TEVAR
    Art. hypertension, former smoker

    CT-SCAN
    2 focal dissections of the descending thoracic aorta,
    both have an entry without reentry,
    max. diameter of the aorta 46m

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Bilateral femoral access
    - Preloading of Proglide-Systems right (ABBOTT)

    2. Positioning of guidewire
    - LunderQuist 0.035" 260 cm (COOK)

    3. Implantation of 2 thoracic stentgrafts
    - Ankura thoracic graft (LIFETECH)
    - Stengraft from left subclavian artery to the celiac trunk
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  • Thursday, January 26th: - , Room 3 - Technical Forum

    Case 76 – CLI, popliteal artery occlusion

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 76 – LEI 26: male, 81 years (H-L)
    Operators:
    • Andrej Schmidt,
    • Sven Bräunlich
    CLINICAL DATA
    Critical limb ischemia with gangrene dig 4/5 left, Rutherford 5
    Failed recanalization of a popliteal occlusion left
    CEA left femoral bifurcation 1/2017
    CAD, PTCA 2004
    Chronic heart failure, EF 40%
    Diabetes mellitus, type 2
    Chronic renal insufficiency with GFR 55 ml/min

    PRESENT STATE
    Angiography before CEA left groin
    ABI left 1.3, mediasclerosis

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Left groin retrograde and cross-over approach
    - IMA-diagnostic 5F catheter (CORDIS/CARDINAL HEALTH)
    - 0.035" angled soft Radiofocus guidewire, 190 cm (TERUMO)
    - 0.035" SupraCore guidewire, 190 cm (ABBOTT)
    - 6F 55 cm Check-Flow Performer, Raabe Modification (COOK)

    2. Guidewire passage
    second attempt from antegarde:
    - 0.018" Connect Flex guidewire, 300 cm (ABBOTT)
    - 0.018" Seeker support catheter, 135 cm (C.R. BARD)

    In case of failure of GW-passage from antegrade:
    3. Retrograde approach via the posterior tibial artery
    - 2.9F sheath (pedal puncture set) (COOK)
    - 0.014" CTO-Approach 25 gramm guidewire, 300 cm (COOK)
    - 0.018" CXI support catheter 90 cm (COOK)
    - Advance Micro-Balloon 3.0/120 mm, 90 cm (COOK)

    4. PTA of the distal SFA/popliteal artery occlusion
    - AngioSculpt 4.0/100 mm Scoring balloon (SPECTRANETICS)
    - Stellarex 4.0 or 5.0/120 mm DCB (SPECTRANETICS)

    5. Stenting on indication
    - Supera Interwoven Nitinol stent (ABBOTT)
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  • Thursday, January 26th: - , Room 1 - Main Arena 1

    Case 59 – Diffuse subtotal stenosis distal SFA / popliteal artery

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 59 – LEI 22: male, 71 years
    Operators:
    • Sven Bräunlich,
    • Matthias Ulrich
    CLINICAL DATA
    Restpain and Severe claudication left leg, Rutherford class 4
    CAD, PTCA 2012, Chronic heart failure, EF 35%
    Diabetes mellitus, type 2
    Art. hypertension, former smoker

    DUPLEX
    Left distal SFA and popliteal artery with long subtotal stenosis,
    Moderately calcified, diffuse BTK-stenoses
    ABI left 0.32

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Right groin retrograde and cross-over approach
    - 6F 55 cm Check-Flo Performer, Raabe Modification (COOK)

    2. Guidewire passage
    - PT2 0.014” 300cm guidewire (BOSTON SCIENTIFIC)
    - QuickCross support catheter (SPECTRANETICS)

    3. PTA

    - AngioSculpt scoring balloon 5.0/100 mm (SPECTRANETICS)
    - Exchange to a 0.035" SupraCore guidewire (ABBOTT)
    - Stellarex DCB (SPECTRANETICS)
  • Thursday, January 26th: - , Room 1 - Main Arena 1

    Case 61b - Total ATA-occlusion, CLI left forefoot

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 61b - LEI22b: male, 72 years (W-J)
    Operators:
    • Andrej Schmidt,
    • Sven Bräunlich
    CLINICAL DATA
    Critical limb ischemia left, gangrene Dig 2-4,
    CAD, PTCA 2012, chronic heart failure, NYHA II-III
    Art. Hypertension, diabetes mellitus type 2
    Previous PTA / stenting BTK for CLI 2010
    Failed recanalization-attempt 1/2017

    ANGIOGRAPHY
    from previous unsuccessful recanalization attempt

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Left antegrade access
    - 6Fr-55cm Check-Flo Sheath, Raabe Modification (COOK)

    2. Retrograde access via dorsalis pedis artery
    - 2.9 Pedal Introducer Access Set (COOK)

    3. Passage of the occlusion (retrograde)
    - CXI support-catheter, 0.018”, 90 cm (COOK)
    - Hydro-ST 0.014” Guidewire, 300cm (COOK)
    - Approach CTO 25gramm Guidewire, 300cm (COOK)

    4. PTA (BTK-bifurcation in kissing technique)
    - retrograde: Advance Micro Balloon 3.0/120mm, 90cm (COOK)
    - antegrade: Advance LP 3.0/40mm Balloon (COOK)
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  • Thursday, January 26th: - , Room 1 - Main Arena 1

    Case 61c – Leipzig

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 61c – LEI 22c: male, 66 years
    Operators:
    • Andrej Schmidt,
    • Sven Bräunlich
    CLINICAL DATA
    - CLI, Ulceration D5 right
    - ABI right 0.4

    RISK FACTORS
    - Arterial hypertension
    - Former smoker
    - Diabetes mellitus, type 2

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Right groin antegrade access
    3. Recanalization of the anterior tibial artery
    3. Retrograde access 3F: dorsalis pedis artery
  • Thursday, January 26th: - , Room 1 - Main Arena 1

    Case 62 – Total occlusion of the common iliac artery left

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 62 – LEI 23: female, 70 years (C-L)
    Operators:
    • Sven Bräunlich,
    • Andrej Schmidt
    CLINICAL DATA
    Severe claudication left, walking capacity 50-100 meters
    Art. hypertension, nicotine-abuse
    CAD, PTCA 11/2015

    ANGIOGRAPHY ELSEWHERE
    Common iliac artery occlusion left moderately calcified

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Left femoral access
    - 7F 25 cm Radiofocus Introducer (TERUMO)
    - 0.035" SupraCore guidewire 300 cm (ABBOTT)
    Left brachial approach:
    - 7F 90 cm Check-Flo Performer (COOK)

    2. Antegrade and retrograde guidewire passage
    brachial:
    - 5F Judkins Right diagnostic catheter 125 cm (CORDIS/CARDINAL HEALTH)
    from femoral:
    - 5F Multipurpose diagnostic catheter 80 cm (CORDIS/CARDINAL HEALTH)
    - 0.035" stiff angled glidewire, 260 cm (TERUMO)

    3. Predilatation and stenting of the aorto-iliac bifurcation
    - Armada 35 6/40 mm ballon (ABBOTT)
    - LifeStream covered stent 7/58 bilateral in kissing-technique (C.R. BARD)
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  • Thursday, January 26th: - , Room 3 - Technical Forum

    Case 77 – Extremely calcified SFA CTO left, "pave and crack"-technique

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 77 – LEI 27: male, 69 years (S-F)
    Operators:
    • Andrej Schmidt,
    • Matthias Ulrich
    CLINICAL DATA
    Restpain during night and severe calcification left, Rutherford 4
    Failed recanalization attempt left leg 11/2015
    PTA/stenting right SFA-CTO 12/2016
    Art. hypertension, diabetes mellitus, type 2
    Former smoker

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Right groin retrograde and cross-over approach
    - IMA 5F diagnostic catheter (CORDIS/CARDINAL HEALTH)
    - 0.035" soft angled Radiofocus guidewire, 190 cm (TERUMO)
    - 0.035" SupraCore guidewire 190 cm (ABBOTT)
    - 7F 55 Check-Flo Performer Sheath, Raabe Modification (COOK)

    2. Antegrade guidewire passage
    - 0.035" Stiff angled Glidewire, 260 cm (TERUMO)
    - CXC 0.035" support catheter, 135 cm (COOK)

    3. Retrograde guidewire passage:
    Access via the proximal anterior tibial artery:
    - 7 cm 21 Gauge needle (COOK)
    - 0.018" V-18 Control guidewire, 300 cm (BOSTON SCIENTIFIC)
    - 4Fr-10cm Radiofocus Introducer (TERUMO)
    - Pacific Plus 4.0/40 mm balloon, 90 cm (MEDTRONIC)

    4. PTA and stenting
    - 6.0/20mm Admiral Xtreme Balloon (MEDTRONIC)
    - 7.0/20 Conquest non-compliant high-pressure balloon (C.R. BARD)
    - In case of inability to open the balloons fully implantation of a Viabahn 7.0/100 mm (GORE)
    - Relining with Supera Interwoven Nitinol stent (ABBOTT)
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  • Thursday, January 26th: - , Room 1 - Main Arena 1

    Case 66 – Popliteal occlusion left

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 66 – LEI 24: female, 79 years (A-M)
    Operators:
    • Andrej Schmidt,
    • Matthias Ulrich
    CLINICAL DATA
    Restpain left foot, Rutherford class 4
    PTA/stenting aortic bifurcation 11/2016
    D iabetes mellitus, type 2
    Art. Hypertension

    ANGIOGRAPHY
    During PTA of the aortic bifurcation:
    moderately calcified distal SFA/P1-occlusion left

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Antegrade approach left
    - 7F 55 cm Check-Flo Sheath, Raabe Modification (COOK)

    2. Guidewire passage
    - 5.0/40 mm Pacific Plus balloon, 90 cm (MEDTRONIC)
    - 0.018" Victory guidewire, 18 gramm, 30 cm (BOSTON SCIENTIFIC)

    3. PTA and stenting
    - 6.0/40mm Pacific Plus balloon, 90 cm (MEDTRONIC)
    - Supera Interwoven Nitinol stent (ABBOTT)
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  • Friday, January 27th: - , Room 3 - Technical Forum

    Case 83 – Severely calcified SFA occlusion, "pave and crack"-technique

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 83 – LEI 29: female, 65 years (H-T)
    Operators:
    • Sven Bräunlich,
    • Andrej Schmidt
    CLINICAL DATA
    Critical limb ischemia right, ulcerations dig 2 / 3, Rutherford 5
    Endstage renal failure, chronic hemodialysis until 1997
    Renal transplantation 1997
    Art. Hypertension

    PRESENT STATE
    CO2-angiography
    ABI right: mediasclerosis

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Left groin retrograde and cross-over approach
    - IMA 5F diagnostic catheter (CORDIS/CARDINAL HEALTH)
    - 0.035" soft angled Radiofocus guidewire, 190 cm (TERUMO)
    - 0.035" SupraCore Guidewire 190 cm (ABBOTT)
    - 6F-55 cm Check-Flo Sheath, Raabe Configuration (COOK)

    2. Antegrade guidewire passage
    - 0.035" Stiff angled Glidewire, 260 cm (TERUMO)
    - CXC 0.035" support catheter, 135 cm (COOK)

    In case of guidewire passage failure:
    3. Retrograde approach via the distal SFA
    - 9 cm 21 Gauge needle (COOK)
    - 0.018" V-18 Control guidewire, 300 cm (BOSTIN SCIENTIFIC)

    4. PTA and stenting
    - 6.0/20 mm Admiral Xtreme balloon (MEDTRONIC)
    - 7.0/20 Conquest non-compliant high-pressure balloon (C.R. BARD)
    - In case of inability to open the balloons fully implantation of a Viabahn 7.0/100 mm (GORE)
    - Relining with Supera Interwoven Nitinol stent (ABBOTT)
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  • Friday, January 27th: - , Room 1 - Main Arena 1

    Case 81 – FEVAR of a juxtarenal aneurysm

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 81 – LEI 28: male, 67 years
    Operators:
    • Andrej Schmidt,
    • Daniela Branzan
    CLINICAL DATA
    Incidental finding of a juxtarenal aortic aneurysm
    with progression to 61 mm max. diameter
    Accessory renal arteris on both sides
    Coiling of intercostal and lumbar arteries before FEVAR
    to reduce the risk of spinal ischemia
    Coiling of the accessory right renal artery
    CAD, PTCA 2012 heart failure, EF 40%
    Thyreoidectomy 1/2017

    IMPORTANT ITEMS
    CT-scans and Stentgraft-plan

    PROCEDURAL STEPS
    1. Bilateral femoral access and left axillar percutaneous access
    - Preloading of Proglide-Systems (ABBOTT) for all 3 access-sites

    2. Implantation of the CMD thoracoabdominal stentgraft (JOTEC)

    3. Implantation of E-ventus covered stents into the visveral arteries (JOTEC)

    4. Implantation of the bifurcated component with extension into the common iliac arteries
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  • Friday, January 27th: - , Room 3 - Technical Forum

    Case 85 – Leipzig

    Center:
    Leipzig, Dept. of Angiology
    Case 85 – LEI 31: female, 60 years
    Operators:
    • Sven Bräunlich,
    • Matthias Ulrich
    CLINICAL DATA
    - Asymptomatic highgrade stenosis of the ostium of the common carotid artery left
    - Duplex-sonography because of recurrent dizziness: severe flow-disturbance of the proximal common carotid artery and slow flow

    RISK FACTORS
    - Arterial hypertension
    - Diabetes mellitus, type 2
    - Former smoker

Live case transmission centers

During LINC 2017 more than 90 live cases will be performed from 13 national and international centers.

All live case transmissions are coordinated, filmed, and produced by the mediAVentures crew, using the latest in high definition television and wireless technology.

• University Hospital Leipzig, Division of Interventional Angiology, Leipzig, Germany
University Hospital Leipzig, Department of Radiology, Leipzig, Germany
• Policlinico Abano Terme, Abano Terme, Italy
• Heartcenter Bad Krozingen, Bad Krozingen, Germany
• Sankt-Gertrauden-Hospital, Berlin, Germany
• Bern University Hospital, Heart- and Vascular Center, Bern, Switzerland
• OhioHealth Research Institute, Columbus, USA
• Villa Maria Cecilia, Cotignola, Italy
• AZ Sint-Blasius, Dendermonde, Belgium
• Galway University Hospitals, Galway, Ireland
• University Hospital Jena, Jena, Germany
• Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille, Lille, France
• St. Franziskus Hospital, Münster, Germany
• Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, USA