Managing acute arterial occlusion remains a challenge and in the correct setting, thrombolysis, PTS and stenting are excellent treatment options. Despite these advances, the morbidity, mortality, and limb loss rates from acute lower extremity ischemia remain high, and therefore, early diagnosis and rapid treatment are essential to salvage the extremity. The nuts and bolts of patient evaluation, understanding etiologies of and determining appropriate management will be reviewed during this activity.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists and other physicians at all levels with special interest in acute arterial thrombosis.
After purchasing access to this educational activity, you will be directed to the SIR Learning Center to participate in the activity and obtain your certificate. To receive CME credit for this enduring activity, participants must watch the video and score 70% or better on the post-activity exam. Participants will have three opportunities to score 70% or better.
Upon completion of this enduring activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss pre-procedure patient evaluation and minimize potential complications
- Identify appropriate candidates and best treatment options based on presentation and anatomy
- Review technical pearls that can lead to improved clinical outcomes
Mark J Garcia, MD, FSIR - EnvoVascular Consultants
Parag J Patel, MD, MS, Medical College of Wisconsin
Derek Mittleider, MD, Cascular & Interventional Physicians, Spectrum Medical Group
Daniel A Leung, MD, FSIR, Christiana Care Health System
James F Benenati, MD, FSIR, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SIR designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program is approved for self-assessment CME credit (SA-CME) by SIR. SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME credit offered for this enduring activity meets the ABR’s criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.