In this Issue
Striving for success in CLI cases previously deemed impossible.
Chief Medical Editor's Page
By Jihad A. Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Guest Chief Medical Editor
Patient prognoses and the economic impact of CLI on vascular practices and the national health care system.
By Alvaro Alonso, MD, and Lawrence A. Garcia, MD
A look at critical limb ischemia and the treatment options available before amputation is the only remaining option.
By Steve J. Gardner, BA; Chenchen Huang, BS; Hardy Singh, MD; and George Adams, MD, MHS, FACC
One center’s successful experience developing a PAD referral program to ensure patients are identified and treated early enough to prevent amputation.
By Jihad A. Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Carmen M. Heaney, RN, BSN, CCRC; Fadi A. Saab, MD; and Marilyn Devries, BSN
Why your hospital should support the development of a dedicated limb salvage team.
By James F. McKinsey, MD, FACS; Thomas P. Davis, MD; and Gautam V. Shrikhande, MD
A review of 12-year data revealing changes in amputation and limb salvage rates associated with a shift in revascularization modalities.
By Nilesh N. Balar, MD; Ranjith Dodla, MD; Parind Oza, MD; Parth N. Patel; and Mayank Patel, MD
Is there a role for this readily available device in treating critical limb ischemia?
By Andrew J. Feiring, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Angiogenesis may offer a means of treatment for patients with CLI who are not candidates for surgery or endovascular therapy, but further study is still needed.
By Catalina Sánchez-Álverez; Carlos Mena-Hurtado, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Robert S. Dieter, MD, RVT; Jihad A. Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI; and Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD, RVT, MBA
By Craig Walker, MD
By Andrew J. Feiring, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Andrew McGown, MD; Jason Boudreau, DPM; and Lori Nelson, NP
By Tony S. Das, MD, FACC
New-onset heart murmur leads to the discovery of a retrievable inferior vena cava filter that migrated to the heart.
By Pooya Heiraty, BS; Marc Casasanta, MD; Mojtaba Gashti, DO, FACOS; and John Wang, MD
This imaging modality may play a key role in the endovascular treatment of patients with RAFMD.
By Albeir Y. Mousa, MD; Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD, RVT, MBA; Patrick A. Stone, MD; and John E. Campbell, MD
A discussion on key differences between radiology in Australia and the United States, as well as new developments in training and reducing radiation exposure.