Use of optical coherence tomography during superficial femoral artery interventions.

@article{Marmagkiolis2014UseOO,
  title={Use of optical coherence tomography during superficial femoral artery interventions.},
  author={Konstantinos Marmagkiolis and Vasili Lendel and Massoud A. Leesar and Marc D. Feldman and Mehmet Cilingiroglu},
  journal={The Journal of invasive cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={220-3}
}
Superficial femoral artery (SFA) disease accounts for approximately 40% of the symptomatic peripheral arterial disease and remains a common cause of critical limb ischemia and lower-extremity amputation. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been extensively studied in the coronary circulation; however, its use in the peripheral arterial circulation is scarce. We present two cases of OCT use as an ancillary imaging tool during SFA endovascular interventions.