Successful angioplasty of a superficial femoral artery stenosis caused by a suture-mediated closure device

Joseph J. Gemmete, Narasimham Dasika, Andrew R. Forauer, Kyung Cho, David M. Williams

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We report the successful angioplasty of an acute arterial narrowing after suture-mediated closure (SMC) of a femoral arterial puncture. A 75-year-old woman underwent a cerebral arteriogram via a right common femoral artery puncture. The arteriotomy site was closed with a SMC device. Four days after placement the patient complained of pain in her right calf after walking. An arteriogram 7 days after SMC showed a severe focal stenosis at the origin of the superficial femoral artery involving the presumed puncture site. The lesion was successfully treated with balloon angioplasty. The patient at 6 months was asymptomatic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)410-412
Number of pages3
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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