June 2009


In this Issue

Tailored SFA Approaches

A closer look at the optimal uses of today's interventional device options.




The Ongoing SFA Evaluation

By John R. Laird Jr, MD, and Lawrence A. Garcia, MD


A Surgeon's AAA Self-Discovery

Robert H. Schell, MD, FACS, a practicing vascular surgeon, discusses undergoing an endovascular repair after detecting his own abdominal aortic aneurysm.

By Robert H. Schell, MD, FACS


SFA Disease: The Lay of the Land

How anatomical challenges affect device choices for revascularization.

By Subhash Banerjee, MD, and Tony S. Das, MD

Relative No-Stent Zones in the Femoropopliteal Arteries

Technological considerations for the infrainguinal arterial bed from one cardiology-based team.

By Gary M. Ansel, MD, FACC; Charles F. Botti Jr, MD, FACC; and Mitchell J. Silver, DO, FACC

CTOs: What Not to Do

Technological considerations for the infrainguinal arterial bed from one cardiology-based team.

By Adam Zybulewski, BA; John H. Rundback, MD; and Stuart Miller, MD

Atherectomy in the Superficial Femoral Artery

An evidence-based approach for device selection, ideal applications, and cases to avoid.

By Wael F. Al-Husami, MD, FACC; Mohammed W. Akhter, MD; and Lawrence A. Garcia, MD, FACC, FAHA

Stenting and Laser Debulking in the SFA

Significant progress has been made in the endovascular treatment of SFAs due to the development of dedicated stents that can subsist in this difficult anatomy.

By Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD


Providing Evidence for Plaque Excision

Coprincipal investigators James F. McKinsey, MD, and Lawrence A. Garcia, MD, discuss their new clinical trial to study plaque excision in PAD patients.

By James F. McKinsey, MD, and Lawrence A. Garcia, MD

An Interview With Karthikeshwar Kasirajan, MD

A leading vascular surgeon discusses the THRIVE and UNITE trials, his research on carotid stenting and thoracic endografting, and alternative indications for TEVAR.

By Karthikeshwar Kasirajan, MD

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