In this Issue
A closer look at the current state of SFA intervention.
CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR’S PAGE
By John R. Laird, MD
An expert panel provides candid perspectives on issues facing current clinical trials and the regulatory environment, adopting new technologies, and daily decision making in busy peripheral practices.
Featuring Gary M. Ansel, MD, FACC; Michael D. Dake, MD; Lawrence A. Garcia, MD; John R. Laird, MD; and Peter A. Schneider, MD
An update on the newest generation of atherectomy devices and how this technique is currently being used to treat peripheral vascular disease.
By Jihad A. Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Advancing device design with improved mechanical testing and computational modeling.
By James E. Moore Jr, PhD; Scott Anderson, PE, BME; and Michael R. Moreno, PhD
The pros and cons of each approach for challenging femoropopliteal crossing.
By John P. Pigott, MD, FACS
A look at the present and future management of ISR.
By Faramarz Tehrani, MD; Khung Keong Yeo, MD; and John R. Laird, MD
One Question: Which therapeutic option do you most often use to treat in-stent restenosis in the SFA and why?
Featuring James D. Joye, DO, FACC, FSCAI; Nabeel R. Rana, MD; Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD; John H. Rundback, MD, FAHA, FSVM, FSIR; Mahmood Razavi, MD; Paul R. Lucas, MD, FACS, RPVI
Diagnostic and therapeutic options for this often unrecognized condition and one center’s approach to treatment.
By Colleen J. Moore, MD
How to perform the snorkel technique to ensure preservation of pelvic flow.
By Donald J. Voelker, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FSCCT; Rajiv K. Sharma; Nicky Pipkin, MD, FACS; Harvinder Dod, MD, FACC; and Rakesh K. Sharma, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FSCCT
An expert on endovascular aneurysm repair explains some of his techniques, tools for overcoming challenging anatomy, and the postprocedural risks involved.