Initial Research Study Results for Percutaneous Deep Vein Arterialization
Drs. Mustapha and Saab are excited to release the initial research study results of an innovative treatment for patients with foot wounds due to severe critical limb ischemia whose only other treatment option was leg amputation. This technique, called “percutaneous deep vein arterialization,” is performed in a minimally invasive manner and uses the patient’s healthy veins instead of their severely diseased arteries to restore blood flow to their lower leg and foot. In the initial study findings that looked at the first six months after the procedure, no patients required a leg amputation and all experienced improvement or total healing of their wounds. This technique holds tremendous promise for this critically ill patient population.