Treatment outcomes and lessons learned from 5134 cases of outpatient office-based endovascular procedures in a vascular surgical practice

Introduction: The office-based endovascular facility has increased in number recently due in part to expedient patient experience. This study analyzed treatment outcomes of procedures performed in our office-based endovascular suite.

Methods: Treatment outcomes of 5134 consecutive procedures performed in our office-based endovascular suites from 2006 to 2013 were analyzed. Five sequential groups (group I–V) of 1000 consecutive interventions were compared with regard to technical success and treatment outcomes.

Results: Our patients included 2856 (56%) females and 2267 (44%) males. Procedures performed included diagnostic arteriogram, arterial interventions, venous interventions, dialysis access interventions, and venous catheter management, which were 1024 (19.9%), 1568 (30.6%), and 3073 (60.0%), 621(12.1%), and 354 (6.9%), respectively. The complication rates for group I, II, III, IV, and V were 3%, 1.5%, 1%, 1.1%, and 0.7%, respectively. The complication rate was higher in group I when compared to each of the remaining four groups (p < 0.05). Nine patients (0.18%) died within the 30-day period following their procedures, and none were procedure related.

Conclusions: Endovascular procedure can be performed safely in an office-based facility with excellent outcomes. Lessons learned in establishing office-based endovascular suites with efforts to reduce procedural complications and optimize quality patient care are discussed.

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