Dr. Mahmud describes the first-ever DABRA case performed. The patient presented with a short SFA lesion, not crossable with a wire. DABRA crossed and re-canalized the vessel, after which angioplasty with a low pressure balloon at 2 atmospheres was performed. No drug coated balloons or stents were used, and there was no dissection. The patient remains asymptomatic 4 years post-procedure.
“It was remarkable. It was very smooth. It was successful, and 4 years later the patient remains patent.”
Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, FACC, FSCAII, UC San Diego Cardiovascular Clinic