Leave nothing behind

Concept in the treatment of complex femoro-popliteal lesions

Intervention-based discussion

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Tomislav Krčmar, M.D., Ph.D.
University Hospital Centre Zagreb
University Hospital Centre Rijeka

Karlo Novačić, M.D.
University Hospital Centre Zagreb
Polyclinic Venes

Hands on

Required level of previous knowledge and experience of participants: Intermediate

Hands on objectives:

  • Analyze complex femoropopliteal (FP) lesions (anatomically, lesion length, calcifications)
  • Explain how to recanalize and cross the lesion in a simple and fast way
  • Demonstrate how to prepare FP lesions for final therapy based on dilatation balloons (drug-coated, scoring, special)
  • Emphasize when to perform a particular type of atherectomy to complete the intervention without stent placement
  • Explain different types of atherectomy
  • Show the types of dissection that do not need to be treated by stent placement
  • Provide participants with sufficient information so that after the hands on they can make a critical and independent decision on endovascular treatment without stent implantation in complex FP lesions

Who is the hands on for:

  • Endovascular specialists who are interested in learning and deepening their knowledge about the treatment of complex FP lesions using intervention tools that allow the completion of the intervention without the use of implants that remain permanently in the vessel.
16:00–16:05 Introduction - Complex femoropopliteal lesions
Tomislav Krčmar, M.D., Ph.D.
16:05–16:25 "Case in the box" 1: Superficial femoral artery occlusion - how to complete a stent-free intervention
Tomislav Krčmar, M.D., Ph.D.
16:25–16:55 "Case in the box" 2: Superficial femoral artery atherectomy - method and principles of using an atherectomy device in combination with a drug-coated balloon (DCB)
Karlo Novačić, M.D.
16:55–17:00 Questions and answers
All participants
17:00–17:30 Conclusions and greetings