In this Issue
Practical Strategies to Advance the Protection of Patients and Operators.
GUEST CHIEF MEDICAL EDITORS’ PAGE
By Marianne Brodmann, MD, and John R. Laird Jr, MD
How do current TVR reduction rates compare with earlier values?
By Koen Deloose, MD; Marc Bosiers, MD; and Joren Callaert, MD
The use of checklists can improve outcomes and ensure the safety and efficiency of endovascular SFA procedures.
By Michael S. Hong, MD, and David L. Dawson, MD
How to prevent and treat these endovascular complications.
By Warren Swee, MD, MPH; Jeffrey Y. Wang, MD; and Arthur C. Lee, MD
Acute limb ischemia carries a serious short-term risk, and knowing the ins and outs of treatment options is crucial for lowering the rates of morbidity, mortality, and amputation.
By George L. Adams, MD, MHS, and O Jesse Mendes, BA
An overview on how to handle this complication and—better yet—how to prevent it with the use of embolic protection devices.
By Nicolas W. Shammas, MD, MS, FACC, FSCAI
An overview on the safety and efficacy of current devices and treatment techniques to overcome this challenging but often-occurring clinical presentation.
By Ehrin J. Armstrong, MD, MSc
When would you elect to use a DCB versus a DES for SFA interventions, and what guides your decision making?
With Francesco Liistro, MD; Sebastian Sixt, MD; Gary Ansel, MD; and Marianne Brodmann, MD
From first-generation to new stents, examining how design has an impact on fracture rates in the SFA.
By Martin Werner, MD
Reducing the risk of foreign body embolization during interventional procedures.
By John R. Laird, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI
How concerned are you regarding radiation exposure over a high volume of challenging SFA cases, and what safety measures has your facility implemented?
With Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD; Christopher W. Boyes, MD; Koen Deloose, MD; Larry J. Diaz-Sandoval, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Prof. Dr. Erich Minar; and Thomas P. Davis, MD, FACC
Featured TechnologySponsored by Abbott Vascular
Perspectives on the use of the Supera® peripheral stent system.
By Craig Walker, MD, and Joseph J. Ricotta II, MD, MS
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Volcano Corporation
A look at the next generation of peripheral atherectomy, including case reports courtesy of Prof. Thomas Zeller, MD.
By Stephen B. Williams, MD, MPH
European Featured TechnologySponsored by Cordis Corporation
Technical considerations and clinical results in treating extensive femoropopliteal occlusive disease.
By Peter Goverde, MD; Kim Taeymans, MD; and Katrien Lauwers, MD
A search for clarity in the initial Open Payments experience.
By Steven J. Cagnetta, Esq, and Steven K. Ladd
A preview of today's new products.
The President-Elect of the German Society of Vascular Surgery reflects on the impact of endovascular treatment developments during his career and the importance of proper training for optimal outcomes.