Acute arterial ischemia

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Treatments that help reduce Arterial Conditions:
Embolectomy, Catheter directed thrombolysis

Arterial blockages occur due to various reasons such as an embolus blocking the vessel. The blockage can lead to ischemia and lead to damage of the organ where blood supply gets blocked.

What causes acute arterial ischemia?

Ischemia is caused by blockage of arterial blood supply. Such a blockage can be caused by an embolus or thrombus. There are various reasons as to why an embolus could be formed.

When the blood supply stops, it can lead to various changes and damage to the affected organ/organs.

What are the most effective treatments for acute arterial ischemia?

As shared earlier, the goal of surgical treatments is to open the affected artery. This can be achieved through different treatments.

  1. Embolectomy: Embolectomy surgery is a procedure undertaken to remove an embolus, which is a blockage in the artery. An embolus is any form of mass that is unattached to the vessel walls and is capable of blocking it. An embolus could be a blood clot. air bubble, piece of fatty deposit or any other object carried in the vessel. Removing such an embolus with an emergency surgery is called embolectomy.
  2. Catheter directed thrombolysis: Catheter directed thrombolysis Is a process by which the occluded artery or vein segment is approached via Catheter through a small needle puncture. Here we enter and precisely place the catheter with multiple side holes into the thrombosed segment and give slow infusion of thrombolytic agents.

How effective is Embolectomy?

The embolectomy procedure has good treatment success which depends on different factors. The time lapsed between the procedure and onset of disease is very important in determining the outcome, presence of collaterals, numbers of vessels involved, condition of arterial and venous flow, sensory and motor functions, condition of muscle etc. The surgeon involved in decision making and performing surgery is very vital the outcome with regards to limb or life salvage.

What is the cost of Embolectomy?

surgical embolectomy cost is 70,000 to 1.2 lakh with variable postoperative cost depending of the condition of the patient and other comorbidities. for endovascular over the wire embolectomy the cost is around 70,000 to 1.2 lakh and for suction catheter based thrombo-aspiration the cost is 2,00,000 to 3,00,000

Over the wire embolectomy Rs. 100000
Suction catheter based thrmbolectomy Rs. 250000

Steps of Embolectomy Surgery

Embolectomy is a day-care procedure and does not require you to be admitted. The after-care is simple and can be followed by you from home. The steps of the procedure are:

Consultation with Dr. Ashish Airen

The top vascular surgeon of Jaipur will first meet you and assess your condition. He will then inform you of the preferred line of treatment.

Preparation for treatment

In case embolectomy is chosen as the preferred line of treatment, you will be taken to the treatment room where local anesthesia will be provided and you will be prepared for the treatment.

Treatment and after-care advise

The treatment will be performed and after your surgeon is satisfied with the results achieved, you will be asked to leave the minor OT and collect your after-care instructions, to be followed at home.

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