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Alaa Gabi, MD, Ahmed Amro, MD, Haytham Aljoudi, MD, Faisal Hayat, MD, Rameez Sayyed, MD




Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is a rapidly growing and recognized disease of the peripheral circulation. Its presentation can vary between asymptomatic state, exercise limiting limb pain, limb loss and even death. Advances have been achieved in the treatment of PVD specially in the field of interventional cardiovascular medicine. Different devices and techniques are used in the treatment of peripheral atherosclerotic disease, which has lowered the need for bypass surgery. Although invasive peripheral intervention has a low rate of complications, there are still well recognized acute and chronic complications that an operator should be aware of. We present an interesting case of acute limb ischemia due to Superficial Femoral Artery (SFA) stent fracture.

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