Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2015 • VOLUME 21 • №1

Remote results of endovascular atherectomy with the SilverHawk device

Khovalkin R.G.1, Khachaturov A.A.2, Tsygankov V.N.1, Kapranov S.A.3, Kokov L.S.4, Filippova E.M.1

1) Institute of Surgery named after A.V. Vishnevsky under the RF Ministry of Public Health,
2) Municipal Clinical Hospital No31,
3) Scientific Research Institute of Clinical Surgery under the Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. Pirogov,
4) Scientific Research Institute of Emergency Ambulance Care named after N.V. Sklifosovsky, Moscow, Russia

The authors studied the remote results of 27 endovascular catheter atherectomies performed in 25 patients. All patients had lesions of arteries of the femoropopliteal segment according to the TASC II classification. The duration of follow up varied from 6 to 34 months. Endovascular catheter atherectomy was carried out by means of the SilverHawk EV3 system with protection of the distal bed from embolism using Spider EV3. Our findings prove that catheter atherectomy with the SilverHawk system is most efficient it treatment of short stenotic lesions, lesions localizing in the zone of increased dynamic activity, multi-level lesions of arteries of the femoropopliteal segment, as well as short lesions in patients suffering from diabetes mellitus.

KEY WORDS: atherectomy, SilverHawk, femoropopliteal segment, stent fracture, in-stent granulation tissue.

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