n or mean ± SEM | |
Total cases, n | 35 (100%) |
Procedure access, n | |
Triaxial system | 34 (97%) |
Biaxial system (brachial approach) | 1 (3%) |
Guide catheter, n | |
Neuron | 15 (43%) |
DAC | 5 (14%) |
ReFlex | 15 (43%) |
Marksman catheter length, n | |
135 cm | 10 (29%) |
150 cm | 25 (71%) |
Total PEDs implanted, n | 64 |
Number of PEDs implanted per case, mean | |
Anterior circulation | 1.2±0.1 |
Posterior circulation | 6.5±4.0 |
Number of PEDs implanted per case, n^{*} | |
1 | 25 (73%) |
2 | 7 (21%) |
≥3 | 2 (6%) |
Mean fluoroscopy time per case, min | |
Anterior circulation | 45.0±3.7 |
Posterior circulation | 109.2±50.8 |
Mean intravenous heparin used per case (rounded to nearest 100), units | |
Anterior circulation | 5600±150 |
Posterior circulation | 11300±3600 |
Cases with adjunctive coils placed, n | 3 (9%) |
Intra-arterial nicardipine used, n | 3 (9%) |
Post-procedure systemic heparinization, n | 5 (14%) |
Cases requiring removal of an incompletely deployed PED, n | 5 (14%) |
Cases requiring balloon angioplasty of a partially open PED, n | 1 (3%) |
Arterial closure device used, n | 10 (29%) |
↵* For this category, the case total is 34 because a PED was not successfully implanted in one of the 35 cases.