TASC D Registry
Superficial femoral artery (SFA)
Twelve months effectiveness analysis of the Pulsar-18 self-expanding nitinol stent in patients with critical limb ischemia1
- SFA TASC D lesions can be treated with the Pulsar-18 stent with 100% procedural success in critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients.
- The average lesion length of 24.5 cm is much longer than in other published data, while primary patency (PP) and Freedom from Target Lesion Revascularization (FTLR) rates are similar to this published data.
- In these very long and chronic total occluded lesions, the Pulsar-18 stents provide sufficient radial force, as demonstrated by 77% PP at 12 months.
- Single-center, prospective registry
- Number of patients (n): 22
- Primary investigator: Dr. Michael Lichtenberg, Klinikum Arnsberg, Germany
- Follow-up at 6 and 12 months
- Endpoints: primary patency (PP)2 2 at 12 months and freedom from Target Lesion Revascularization (FTLR)
Patient Demographics and Lesion Characteristics
1 Lichtenberg M, Stahlhoff W, Boese D. J. Cardiovasc Surg. 2013; 54: 433-9.
2 = Peak Systolic Velocity Ratio < 2.5 m/s duplex ultrasound
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