This module provides basic endovascular training for treatment of peripheral artery disease focused in the common femoral artery and the superficial femoral artery.

The module provides practice for the following:

  • Performing diagnostic angiography
  • Antegrade or retrograde (crossover) technique
  • Performing angioplasty and stenting
  • A selection of drugs allows controlling hemodynamic changes and coagulation
  • The module cases present a variety of anatomies, presenting different aortic bifurcation angulations as well as various stenosis location (proximal-SFA, mid-SFA, and distal SFA), degree and length.

During a case, the trainee may encounter complications, such as dissection or perforation, which can be treated using conventional techniques. Alternately, the proctor may surprise the trainee with complications triggered by a keyboard shortcut.