ACT - FAQs


Does the patient need repeated surgery on the artery years later after the operation?

Since the first ACT treatment was performed about 30 patients have been operated.Thanks to this method of treatment all the patients avoided the amputation. The recent tests show that after the surgery the vessels are still clean. What is more, there is increase in vessel elasticity and vessel permeability. The risk of restenosis is considerably decreased.

Is the surgery dangerous for elderly people?

ACT technology suggests less invasive surgery technique, which allows to perform the operation under local anesthesia thus making the procedure as safe as possible. General risk of complications is below 5%.

Is there possibility of the blood vessel injury during the procedure?

The possibility of blood vessel injury is very low due to the layer-wise destruction of the blood clot.

Why does the ultrasound waveguide have differentendings?

The choice of the ending shape depends on each individual case of disturbed blood flow. When the flat ending is used the clot is destroyed with one direct flow. In case of spherical ending there are several flows (spattered) and the influence also diffuses on vessel walls.

Is the technology used for the treatment of only lowerlimb occlusions?

For the moment the operations have been made on iliac, femoral and popliteal arteries. Currently our specialists make research and tests, that would allow to operate on cerebral blood vessels and carotid artery.