The use of catheter-directed thrombolysis to treat arterial occlusions

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Dear University Hos​pitals of North Midlands NHS Trust,

With regards to the use of catheter-directed thombolysis to treat acute arterial occlusions occurring any where between the proximal end of the Common Iliac Artery to the distal end of the Common Femoral Artery, that have received no prior treatment i.e its the first recorded / diagnosed arterial occlusion of an untouched native vessel.

Please could you answer the following:
NB Dependant on how your trust records procedures, If questions 1 and 2 would require you to take a considerable amount of time to compile i.e going through hundreds of case notes etc then please just answer those with "Not answered due to time constraints" .

1. The number of catheter-directed thombolysis treatments that have been performed during the last 3 years?.

2. The number of successful treatments during the past 3 years, success defined as the vessel still being patent at follow up preferably over 90 days but dependant on how you log/monitor this etc?.

3. What clinical guidance document(s) if any are in use for determining/aiding the decision for the use of catheter-directed thrombolysis as a viable treatment if administered within a certain time frame?

4. What time frame does your trust use in aiding the decision of whether or not the use of catheter-directed thrombolysis in the aforementioned vessels may be a viable option?
To clarify what l am interested in, an example response would be: "Catheter-directed thrombolysis may be a viable treatment if administered within 120 hours of the occlusive event etc

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Kent

Dear Mr Kent

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your email dated 18^th April 2019
requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000)
regarding The use of catheter-directed thrombolysis to treat arterial
occlusions.

 

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Dear Mr Kent,

 

Please find the response to your FOI request attached

 

Many thanks,

 

IG Team

University Hospitals of North Midlands

NHS Trust

 

 

 

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Dear University Hos​pitals of North Midlands NHS Trust,

Thank you for a timely, clear and concise/professional well written response, you time and effort is very much appreciated.

I have emailed you a completed feedback survey as request.

Yours faithfully

Mr. Kent

Dear Mr Kent

Many thanks for your kind comments, I have forwarded them on to the Consultants.

Kind regards

IGT

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