In this Issue
Current techniques and a look at devices in the pipeline.
Improving CLI Patient Care
By John R. Laird Jr, MD,
This classification and intervention scoring system was created to provide precise treatment to the target vessel and optimize outcomes.
By J. A. Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI, and C. M. Heaney, RN, BSN, CCRC, CIP
A new technique for treating below-the-knee occlusive disease.
By Jos C. Van Den Berg, MD, PhD
Exploring the role of excisional atherectomy in below-the-knee revascularization.
By Nipun Arora, MD, and Lawrence A. Garcia, MD
A new device offers the same features as standard balloon angioplasty for lower extremity procedures but with the addition of debris capture and removal.
By Robert S. Dieter, MD, RVT, and Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD, RVT, MBA
A review of the data and practical techniques for below-the-knee stenting.
By Prakash Makam, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Dual-action atherectomy and thrombectomy using the Jetstream G3 SF revascularization system for treating chronic limb ischemia below the knee.
By Grayson H. Wheatley III, MD
One institution’s experience treating tibial chronic total occlusions with subintimal balloon angioplasty.
By John H. Rundback, MD, FAHA, FSVM, FSIR; Chaim Herman, MD; and Marcelo Mendez, BA
Orbital atherectomy and other techniques and considerations.
By Raymond Dattilo, MD, FACC
Current and future trends in percutaneous intervention for limb salvage.
By Raghav Gupta, MD, and Thomas A. Hennebry, MB BCH, BAO, FACC, FSCAI
A look at how this concept is being used to treat patients with critical limb ischemia.
By Osamu Iida, MD; Masaaki Uematsu, MD, PhD; and Hiroto Terashi, MD, PhD
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Lutonix, Inc.
By Ken Rosenfield, MD, and Stephan Duda, MD
A look at the feasibility of long-term retrieval and a case in which the Option filter was removed after 1,184 days.
By James F. McGuckin, MD
Liquid embolics, detachable coils, and plugs to repair an enlarging abdominal aortic aneurysm sac 5 years after EVAR.
By Frank R. Arko, MD; Abraham F. Hashmi, BS; Erin H. Murphy, MD; Mitchell Plummer, MD; and Gregory Stanley, MD
A preview of today’s new products
The Director of the Miami Vein Center shares his experience with office-based venous surgery and his advice for those who would like to join the specialty.