CIS is First in Jennings to Treat Peripheral Artery Disease Through the Wrist

Jennings R2P

Pictured from left to right: Nick Trahan, CSI; Addie Guidry, RN, Cath Lab Director; Chris Hymel, RT; Rebecca Duplechain, RN; Dr. Riaz Rahman; Jamie Pinch, RN; Jacob Charrier, Terumo; Vickie Denison, RN; Grace Maynard, RT; and Jakara Deville, RN

JENNINGS- Dr. Riaz Rahman, interventional cardiologist at Cardiovascular Institute of the South, is the first to perform a radial-to-peripheral interventional procedure for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) at Jennings American Legion Hospital. The procedure was done on Thursday, December 10.

A radial-to-peripheral procedure allows the physician to intervene on a blockage in the leg through access from the radial artery in the left wrist. This groundbreaking technique dramatically reduces bleeding and other complications while increasing patient comfort post-procedure. It also allows patients to go home just a couple of hours after the procedure. 

“For patients, this procedure is a game changer,” explained Dr. Rahman. “Going through the wrist to open blockages in the legs results in less risk, fewer complications, and a much quicker recovery time than the traditional option of going through the groin.”

CIS utilizes the Diamondback 360® Extended Length Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy Device (OAD) from Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI®) to treat patients with PAD. This disease affects as many as 20 million Americans and is a circulatory condition in which narrowed and hardened blood vessels reduce blood flow to the limbs and, if left untreated, could lead to limb amputation. Devices also utilized in this procedure were the R2P™ CROSSTELLA® RX PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheter, the longest 0.018 inch balloon designed for use in radial to peripheral procedures, and the R2P™ Destination Slender Guiding Sheath—both by Terumo Interventional Systems (TIS).­­

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