August 2013


In this Issue

The Restenosis Conundrum

How are reoccuring lesions in the SFA best treated and managed?




The Restenosis Conundrum

By John R. Laird, MD


Understanding Iliac and Femoropopliteal Artery Restenosis

Mechanisms, incidence, treatment, and outcomes of in-stent restenosis in the iliac and femoropopliteal arteries.

By Satinder Singh, MD; Ehrin J. Armstrong, MD; and John R. Laird, MD

Restenosis and the New Health Care Economy

The cost of freedom from restenosis and repeat intervention.

By Mark W. Burket, MD

Ask the Experts:

What is your go-to option for treating in-stent restenosis?

With Antonio Micari, MD, PhD; Prof. Dr. med. Nicolas Diehm; Michael H. Wholey, MD, MBA; Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD; and Andrew J. Feiring, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FAHA

Drug-Delivering Devices for the Treatment of ISR

Available data show promising results for treating in-stent restenosis in the superficial femoral artery.

By Eugenio Stabile, MD, PhD, and Vittorio Virga, MD

Atherectomy for Femoropopliteal In-Stent Restenosis

A review of the current data on the role of atherectomy devices in debulking these difficult lesions.

By Eric J. Dippel, MD, FACC, and Nicolas W. Shammas, MD, MS, FACC

Covered Stents in Longer Lesions

Peter A. Soukas, MD, discusses the available data, his clinical experiences, and techniques for better outcomes and restenosis prevention.

Pharmacologic Options for Treating Restenosis

The role of cilostazol in the treatment of patients with infrainguinal lesions.

By Osamu Iida, MD, and Yoshimitsu Soga, MD

Comparing SFA Device Trials

Separating apples from oranges while identifying the picked cherries: a look at the factors to consider before drawing conclusions.

By Michael R. Jaff, DO


Perspective: Prostatic Artery Intervention

Nigel Hacking, BSc, MBBS, FRCP, FRCR, shares his experience in treating benign prostatic hypertrophy using the latest interventional embolic techniques.


Nitinol Stenting for a Long SFA Lesion Via a 4-F System

A case report that supports smaller sheath sizes to minimize access site bleeding during percutaneous peripheral vascular intervention.

By Erik Stilp, MD; Jacqueline Gamberdella, BS; and Carlos Mena-Hurtado, MD, FACC, FSCAI


Bundled Cervicocerebral Angiography and Intervention Codes

An explanation of what is included in both the diagnostic and the interventional codes and how to properly report the services provided.

By Katharine Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR



A preview of today’s new products.

An Interview with Eric L. G. Verhoeven, MD, PhD

An esteemed vascular surgeon discusses aortic aneurysm treatment technologies and follow-up methods, focusing on the need for individualized patient care.


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