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Results of Tibiopedal Access for Crossing of Infrainguinal Artery Occlusions: A Prospective Multicenter Observational Study

Permission for use granted by Cook Medical, Bloomington, Indiana

Craig Walker, MD
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
Houma, LA

Dr. Walker, the study’s primary investigator, presents results of the world’s first prospective, multicenter tibiopedal study. Results indicated that tibiopedal access appears to be safe and can be used effectively for the crossing of infrainguinal lesions in patients with severe lower limb ischemia.

Technical tibiopedal access success was achieved in 184 (93.4%) of 197 patients and technical occlusion crossing success in 157 (85.3%) of the 184 successful tibial accesses. Results of the study were published in the December 2016 issue of the Journal of Endovascular Therapy.

( identifier NCT01609621).

Dr. Craig Walker is a paid consultant for Cook Medical.

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