Using dynamic vascular optical spectroscopy to monitor patients with peripheral arterial disease - three exemplary cases

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June 2-6, 2019


In this study, Dynamic Vascular Optical Spectroscopy (DVOS) was used to monitor the blood flow in patients affected by peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who underwent lower extremity revascularization procedures. Four different angiosomes on the foot were considered, collecting point-based measurements of the vascular dynamics during a venous cuff occlusion (@ 60 mmHg) in the lower extremity with the system shown in Fig. 1.

Over 70 patients were monitored from before the intervention to up to one year later. Among them, we selected 3 exemplary cases that can highlight different hemodynamics flows in the foot of these patients. The general idea behind our research is that if a patient has a healthy vasculature, when we interrupt the venous return using a thigh cuff occlusion the saturation of the blood in the foot will be swifter than in the case of a patient in which its arterial tree is occluded and less blood can pool in the lower extremities.

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