In this Issue
Experts discuss trends and best practices in interventional limb salvage.
CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR'S PAGE
By Jihad A. Mustapha, MD
Our single-center experience implementing an amputation prevention algorithm and how it has led to a trend in reduced amputation rates.
By Jihad A. Mustapha, MD; Carmen Heaney, BSN; Miriam Clark, BSN; Theresa McGoff, BSN; M. Andrea Peterson, MSN; Sara Finton, BSN; Carolyn Fox, BSN; and Kristy Cusack, BSN
Weighing clinical benefits along with cost when selecting therapies is more important than ever.
By Firas F. Mussa, MD, MS, with commentary by Mary L. Yost, MBA
Implications for patient-specific recanalization procedures.
By Marianne Brodmann, MD
Advanced wound care, dressing options, and the importance of a team-based approach for achieving lower extremity preservation.
By Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS
Exploring ultrasound mapping of the tibiopedal arterial tree in patients with critical limb ischemia.
By Jihad A. Mustapha, MD; Matthew Sevensma, DO; Larry J. Diaz-Sandoval, MD; and Fadi Saab, MD
Where do they stand, and where are they heading?
By Jihad A. Mustapha, MD, and Larry J. Diaz-Sandoval, MD
Understanding the design elements of interventional guidewires is the basis for successful use.
By Craig Walker, MD
The latest innovations in outflow treatment devices are expanding options for a growing CLI patient population.
By George L. Adams, MD, MHS, FACC, and Michael J. Pompliano, BS
A summary of the technologies that may enable treatment of difficult lesions.
By Thomas P. Davis, MD, and James Torey, PA-C
A review of atherectomy modalities for treating critical limb ischemia and a look at the remaining challenges to overcome.
By Thomas Zeller, MD, and Lawrence A. Garcia, MD
ASK THE EXPERTS
What are your tips and tricks for crossing long CTOs that start in the SFA and reconstitute in the distal tibial arteries in patients with ischemic ulcers?
With Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD; Marco Manzi, MD; Marianne Brodmann, MD; and Peter H. Connolly, MD
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by CMS Imaging in Cooperation With Shimadzu Medical Systems USA
How Bransist vascular imaging provides the technology needed for today’s patients at a cost that is in line with today’s budget.
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
Orbital atherectomy for revascularization of calcified lesions below the knee.
By Robert Cuff, MD; Manesh R. Patel, MD; Stephen Murray, MD; and Jonathan Ellichman, MD
Prof. Piotr Pieniazek, MD, PhD, shares his thoughts on the ideal applications of CAS procedures and his approach to individualized care.
A Preview of Today's New Products
The Paris-based interventional radiologist discusses renal denervation applications, device regulation, as well as how to best involve interventional radiology in trauma cases.