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DMC Cardiovascular Institute Physician is First in Michigan to Use New "Arterial Drill" Catheterization Technique to Remove a Major Blockage
Date:10/6/2011

DETROIT, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) has become the first cardiac care facility in Michigan to successfully open a patient's blocked artery with a breakthrough technology that operates like an electrically powered "corkscrew drill" to painlessly remove the plaque buildup which causes Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD).

The 45-minute procedure – conducted Wednesday by CVI Director of Endovascular Medicine Mahir D. Elder, M.D. – was successful in restoring uninterrupted blood flow through the patient's femoral artery, which had been obstructed with a 100-percent plaque blockage caused by PAD.

"Yesterday's successful procedure, completed without invasive surgery and requiring less than an hour, is a significant step forward in the treatment of arterial blockages triggered by chronic arterial disease," said Dr. Elder.  "For the first time in Michigan, a patient with a totally blocked artery was able to benefit from a powerful new technology that can remove even the most severe blockages – and without the cutting or stitches that are part of traditional bypass surgery.

"This patient was in danger of losing a foot – but thanks to this new procedure that we will now be using with PAD patients from all across Detroit and Southeast Michigan, that risk has been eliminated and she'll be going home in a day or two."

The patient who underwent the procedure at the DMC Cardiovascular Institute was a 50-year-old postal worker from the Detroit suburb of Livonia, said Dr. Elder.  "This patient had consulted with several physicians in recent years," he added, "and she'd been told that her only option was invasive surgery to bypass the damaged artery – which was 100-percent blocked by PAD-related plaque.  

"Fortunately, however, the new 'corkscrew catheterization' technique that was unveiled at CVI yesterday doesn't require surgery
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