Complications and Troubleshooting

  • Frank J. Criado
  • Omran Abul-Khoudoud
  • Eric Wellons


Endovascular intervention is fundamentally and unequivocally different from “cut-and-sew” conventional surgery. Conceptually, this difference can be best characterized by recognizing the two hallmarks of percutaneous intraluminal therapy: remote catheter-mediated actions and indirect visualization. From a practical standpoint, this requires an enabling environment (workshop) and special instruments and tools designed for percutaneous transluminal application, as well as a different mindset on the part of the operator. It is, in a word, nonsurgical in nature. From conceptualization to bioskills, instrumentation and technical strategies, catheter-based interventional therapy has a distinct personality and an entirely unique set of needs in the three fundamental areas of workshop, instrumentation, and operator skills.1


Superficial Femoral Artery Common Femoral Artery Access Pathway Inguinal Ligament Introducer Sheath 
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  • Frank J. Criado
  • Omran Abul-Khoudoud
  • Eric Wellons

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