May 2013


In this Issue

CLI: Where We Stand

Experts discuss trends and best practices in interventional limb salvage.




CLI: Where We Stand

By Jihad A. Mustapha, MD


Building a Successful Amputation Prevention Program

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

Determining Cost-Effectiveness in CLI Therapy

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

The Angiosome Concept in Clinical Practice

Implications for patient-specific recanalization procedures.

By Marianne Brodmann, MD

What Interventionists Need to Know About Wound Care

Advanced wound care, dressing options, and the importance of a team-based approach for achieving lower extremity preservation.

By Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS

Technique: Ultrasound Guidance for Lower Extremity Interventions

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

Drug-Eluting Therapies for Infrapopliteal Lesions in Patients With CLI

Where do they stand, and where are they heading?

By Jihad A. Mustapha, MD, and Larry J. Diaz-Sandoval, MD

Guidewire Selection for Peripheral Vascular Interventions

Understanding the design elements of interventional guidewires is the basis for successful use.

By Craig Walker, MD

Low-Profile CLI Devices

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

Options for Chronic Total Occlusions

A summary of the technologies that may enable treatment of difficult lesions.

By Thomas P. Davis, MD, and James Torey, PA-C

Applying Atherectomy in CLI Patients

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


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


Sponsored by CMS Imaging in Cooperation With Shimadzu Medical Systems USA

Innovating Imaging for Vascular Disease

How Bransist vascular imaging provides the technology needed for today’s patients at a cost that is in line with today’s budget.


Sponsored by Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

Endovascular Treatment of Infrapopliteal Arterial Disease

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


Perspectives on Carotid Revascularization Decision Making

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

An Interview With Marc Sapoval, MD, PhD

The Paris-based interventional radiologist discusses renal denervation applications, device regulation, as well as how to best involve interventional radiology in trauma cases.


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