Purpose: To describe a case of early superficial femoral artery (SFA) thrombosis after stenting in an aspirin low-responsive patient successfully treated with percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy. Clinical and interventional summary: Early SFA stent thrombosis occurred in a 65-year-old man treated with multiple stent implantation for chronic total occlusion of the left SFA. The potential cause for thrombosis was a suboptimal PTA [percutaneous transluminal angioplasty] result characterized by no-flow limiting residual linear dissection left untreated and which was associated with low responsiveness to aspirin. Rapid thrombus removal and flow restoration were obtained with the Angiojet Ultra Thrombectomy System (Medrad, Warrendale, PA, USA). Conclusions: Treatment of SFA stent thrombosis should be undertaken with the understanding of the underlying thrombotic causes and the knowledge of the most appropriate therapeutic options. A percutaneous mechanical strategy with the Angiojet Ultra Thrombectomy System may achieve rapid and complete recanalization even in the presence of huge thrombotic burden..
- Aspirin resistance
- Femoral stenting
- Limb ischemia
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine