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Table 1 Information of the three patients

From: Endovascular treatment of aortic saddle embolism through percutaneous mechanical Thrombectomy via Straub Rotarex catheter

  Case #1 Case #2 Case #3
Gender Male Female Male
Age (years old) 61 28 76
ASE suffering time (h) 10 96 72
Classification for acute limb ischemia Class IIb Class IIb Class III
Complications
 Coronary heart disease No No Yes
 Hypertension Yes No No
 Atrial fibrillation No No No
 Other complications Hyperkalemia, chronic bronchitis No Rheumatic heart disease, hematuria, hyperkalemia
 Preoperative high TnT Yes No Yes
 Preoperative high myocardial enzyme Yes No Yes
 Preoperative ultrasonography Blood flow at the proximal iliac artery was blocked. Blood flow at the proximal iliac artery was blocked. Blood flow at the proximal iliac artery was blocked.
 Preoperative CT Diagnosed as ASE Not done Diagnosed as ASE
 Surgical anesthesia method Local anesthesia General anesthesia General anesthesia
 PMT treatment method Unilateral puncture, crossover operation Bilateral puncture Bilateral puncture
 Location of thrombus Thrombus of lower abdominal aorta and double iliac arteries Thrombus of lower abdominal aorta and double iliac arteries, and left popliteal artery thrombus Thrombus of lower abdominal aorta and double iliac arteries, and right iliac artery stenosis
 Combined with other endovascular treatment methods Indwelling catheter for thrombolysis in abdominal aorta and right iliac artery Left popliteal artery stent Right common iliac artery stent
 Intravenous indwelling of the sheath for recovery of venous blood No Indwelling for double femoral veins Indwelling for double femoral veins
 Volume of recovered venous blood (ml) 0 600 600
 Postoperative hemofiltration No Yes No
 Postoperative outcome Dead Cured and discharged Dead
 Angiogram after PMT treatment The thrombus disappeared, and blood supply of limbs was improved apparently. The thrombus disappeared, and blood supply of limbs was improved apparently. Thrombus locally attached to the wall of abdominal aorta was considered, and blood supply of limbs was improved apparently
 Amputation/death Died early after the operation No Died early after the operation
 Osteofascial compartment syndrome No No No
 Occurrence of cardiopulmonary arrest Postoperative 120 min No Postoperative 20 min
 Time of death 4 h after surgery / 6 h after surgery
  1. Note: 1. ASE aortic saddle embolism; 2. for Case #3, families of the patient refused amputation treatment