Dr. James Joye, inventor of cryoplasty, discusses his experiences developing the procedure, bias in medicine, and the latest initiatives of VIVA Physicians.
By James Joye, DO
High failure rates of balloon angioplasty and stent fracture suggest a need for nonstent alternatives.
By Robert S. Dieter, MD, RVT, and John R. Laird, Jr, MD
When conventional femoral access did not permit antegrade guidewire traversal, successful retrograde guidewire traversal was achieved in four cases using direct tibial artery puncture.
By Shaddy K. Younan, MD, and David E. Cohen, MD
A look at today’s options, from guidewires to re-entry devices.
By Tony Das, MD
A case-based review of new tools and techniques.
By James Joye, DO
Given the variety of endovascular treatment modalities for lower-leg interventions, when should physicians consider surgical treatment in their patient management?
By Panagiotis Kougias, MD; Wei Zhou, MD; Alan B. Lumsden, MD; and Peter H. Lin, MD
New technology and unconventional approaches help to maximize success in difficult cases.
By Charles F. Botti, Jr, MD, and Gary M. Ansel, MD
The role of this therapy has expanded, allowing for successful treatment of more patient groups.
By Amir Motarjeme, MD
New standards are being developed to ensure patient safety during procedures involving magnetic resonance imaging.
By Terry O. Woods, PhD
As the number of lower-limb PAD treatments increases, the market for CTO crossing aids to permit these treatments will develop, driving this market to $355 million by 2011.
By Kamran Zamanian, PhD
By John R. Laird, Jr, MD Chief Medical Editor
VARICOSE VEIN UPDATE
A discussion of radiofrequency versus laser versus chemical ablation.
By Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RVT, and Jeffrey K. Raines, PhD, RVT
Do different laser wavelengths translate into different patient experiences?
By Edward G. Mackay, MD; Jose I. Almeida, MD; and Jeffrey K. Raines, PhD
As it gears up for its 2006 annual meeting, the Society of Interventional Radiology continues working to advance quality patient care.