SCAI expert consensus statement for infrapopliteal arterial intervention appropriate use

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Oct 1;84(4):539-45. doi: 10.1002/ccd.25395. Epub 2014 Jul 18.


Intervention to treat infrapopliteal arterial disease can be challenging because the patients' comorbidities, the anatomic variables, and the limitations of our techniques. Clinical scenarios based on anatomic and clinical variables are presented. Recommendations regarding intervention (appropriate care, may be appropriate care, rarely appropriate care) are made based on best evidence.

Keywords: appropriate use; peripheral arterial disease; peripheral intervention.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Consensus
  • Constriction, Pathologic
  • Endovascular Procedures / adverse effects
  • Endovascular Procedures / instrumentation
  • Endovascular Procedures / standards*
  • Humans
  • Patient Selection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease / diagnosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease / physiopathology
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease / therapy*
  • Popliteal Artery* / physiopathology
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Radiography, Interventional / standards*
  • Risk Factors
  • Stents / standards
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vascular Patency