September 2010


In this Issue

Below-the-Knee Strategies

Current techniques and a look at devices in the pipeline.




Improving CLI Patient Care

By John R. Laird Jr, MD,


A New Approach to Diagnosing and Treating CLI

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

Drug-Eluting Balloons in Below-the-Knee Applications

A new technique for treating below-the-knee occlusive disease.

By Jos C. Van Den Berg, MD, PhD

Treating Infrapopliteal PAD in CLI Patients

Exploring the role of excisional atherectomy in below-the-knee revascularization.

By Nipun Arora, MD, and Lawrence A. Garcia, MD

Embolic Capture Angioplasty

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

BTK Stenting in Critical Limb Ischemia

A review of the data and practical techniques for below-the-knee stenting.

By Prakash Makam, MD, FACC, FSCAI

A New Twist on Below-the-Knee Treatment for CLI

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

Subintimal Tibial Angioplasty for Critical Limb Ischemia

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

Treating Calcified Below-the-Knee Arteries

Orbital atherectomy and other techniques and considerations.

By Raymond Dattilo, MD, FACC

Endovascular Therapy for Acute Limb Ischemia

Current and future trends in percutaneous intervention for limb salvage.

By Raghav Gupta, MD, and Thomas A. Hennebry, MB BCH, BAO, FACC, FSCAI

The Angiosome Concept

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


Sponsored by Lutonix, Inc.

Defining the Next Generation of Drug-Coated Balloon Technology

By Ken Rosenfield, MD, and Stephan Duda, MD


Long-Term Inferior Vena Cava Filter Retrieval

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


Complex Coil Embolization of Multiple Type II Endoleaks

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

An Interview With Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RVT

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.


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