Ivan Martinov

Department of Interventional Cardiology, University Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment and Emergency Medicine N. I. Pirogov, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Case Report   
    A Rare Case of Simultaneous Acute Embolic Occlusions of the Right Upper and Lower Extremity, Recanalized with Endovascular Thrombectomy
    Author(s): Stanislav Kernov* and Ivan Martinov

    Acute thromboembolic events are limb-threatening complications, necessitating immediate treatment. Endovascular Thrombectomy (EVT) can be a simple, safe and well-tolerated treatment modality for patients with acute limb ischemia. We report a clinical case of EVT of acute simultaneous embolism of the right upper and lower extremity, which occurred in the settings of atrial fibrillation and long-term oral anticoagulation with Edoxaban. A 74-year-old female patient was admitted to our department, because of sudden onset of numbness, coldness and weakness of right upper and lower extremities. The main factor that can improve survival of patients with acute limb ischemia is early aggressive treatment aimed at restoring the patency of occluded arteries. Faced with the threat of the both limbs loss, the patient underwent simultaneous endovascular thrombectomy with AngioJet ®.. View more»

    DOI: 10.35248/2329-6925.23.11.517

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