In this Issue
Advancement Through Collaboration
GUEST CHIEF MEDICAL EDITORS' PAGE
By Sumaira Macdonald, MBChB (Comm.), FRCP, FRCR, PhD, and William A. Gray, MD
Tools and strategies for improving procedural outcomes and generalizability.
By Willem Willaert, MD, PhD, and Isabelle Van Herzeele, MD, PhD
The opportunity to improve outcomes with new device approaches.
By Sumaira Macdonald, MBChB (Comm.), FRCP, FRCR, PhD
Perspectives on the progress and shortcomings of current carotid revascularization methods and concerns that must be answered before the medical community can unite on standards of care.
By Joshua A. Beckman, MD, MS, and William A. Gray, MD
Like its interventional counterpart, open surgical carotid revascularization has also seen technical improvements, including the mini-incision Jikei method.
By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD
Background and aims of the ACST-2 study.
By Sumaira Macdonald, MBChB (Comm.), FRCP, FRCR, PhD, and Alison W. Halliday, MS, FRCS
The new ECST-2 is a randomized clinical trial that will compare medical therapy alone with CEA or CAS for patients with asymptomatic and symptomatic carotid artery stenosis using a new measure called the Carotid Artery Risk Score.
By Roland L. Featherstone, PhD, and Martin M. Brown, MA, MD, FRCP
Utilizing a transcollateral approach to revascularize a superficial femoral artery chronic total occlusion.
By Michael J. Pompliano, BS, and George L. Adams, MD, MHS, FACC
In selected patients, percutaneous recanalization of a surgically ligated IVC can offer an endovascular alternative to open surgery.
By Jose A. Echeverri, MD; Gregory L. Horsley, MD; Lawrence D. Buadu, MD, PhD; and John Buterbaugh, MD
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Endologix, Inc.
A risk factor for limb occlusion and an anatomic challenge for endograft selection.
By Peter R. Nelson, MD, MS, and Nikhil Kansal, MD
With PAD awareness still not where it needs to be in the public eye, wound care expert and SALSAL cofounder Dr. Bell shares how he got started in this role and what can be done to optimize care for these patients.