May 2015


In this Issue

Limb Salvage Evolution

The Latest in Imaging, Access, and Therapeutic Options



Guest Chief Medical Editors' Page

Limb Salvage Evolution

By Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD, and J.A. Mustapha, MD


Surgical Versus Endovascular Revascularization in the Critical Limb Ischemia Patient

Guiding treatment decisions based on lesion characteristics, patient characteristics, and indications for intervention.

By Eric C. Scott, MD

Hybrid Surgery Techniques for the Treatment of Critical Limb Ischemia

An overview of combined open surgical and endovascular approaches to managing limb-threatening multilevel disease.

By Shannon D. Thomas, BMedSc Hons, MBBS (Hons), FRACS; Andrew F. Lennox, MBBS, MSc, FRACS; and Ramon L. Varcoe, MBBS, MS, FRACS

Extravascular Ultrasound Guidance for CTO Crossing

Techniques to treat complex infrainguinal and tibial-pedal disease.

By J.A. Mustapha, MD; Larry J. Diaz-Sandoval, MD; and Fadi Saab, MD

The Multilevel Nature of Complex Lesions in Critical Limb Ischemia

Assessing plaque morphology, optimal access, patency, and presence of chronic total occlusions to determine appropriate tools and techniques for treatment.

By George L. Adams, MD, MHS, and Vinayak Subramanian, BS

Use of Collaterals for Retrograde Recanalization

Techniques for utilizing collateral vessels as an alternative to distal puncture when antegrade recanalization fails.

By Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD

2D Perfusion Angiography: A Useful Tool for CLI Treatment

Does this method have the potential to help predict clinical outcome and reduce revascularization time?

By Marco Manzi, MD, and Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD

Percutaneous Deep Venous Arterialization

A brief technical overview of a new therapy for treating end-stage “no-option” critical limb ischemia.

By Steven Kum, MD; Yih Kai Tan, MD; Tjun Tang, MD; Andrej Schmidt, MD; Dierk Scheinert, MD; and Roberto Ferraresi, MD

Drug-Coated Balloons Below the Knee: What Have We Learned?

Nearly a year and a half after the surprising trial results were presented, IN.PACT DEEP Principal Investigator, Prof. Thomas Zeller, MD, addresses lingering questions on DCBs in BTK lesions.

Can Mobile Medical Applications Improve the Patient-Provider Experience in the CLI Population?

We know a picture is worth a thousand words; can it be worth a hundred miles as well?

By John A. Phillips, MD


Sponsored by Penumbra, Inc.

Indigo® Mechanical Thrombectomy System for Thromboembolic Disease

Experts within the endovascular community share their experiences with and perspectives on clot management protocols and the risks and benefits of the various available treatment options.

With Ziv J. Haskal, MD, FSIR, FAHA, FACR; Nicholas Hendricks, MD; Rahul S. Patel, MD; George L. Adams, MD, MHS; Vinayak Subramanian, BS; James F. Benenati, MD; Frank R. Arko III, MD; Richard R. Saxon, MD, FSIR; and Mahmood K. Razavi, MD, FSIR


In Focus: VTEC Aims to Bring Advanced Clinical Trial Image Training to a Broader Vascular Community

In April 2015, the founders of VasCore, the vascular ultrasound core laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital, opened the VasCore Training & Education Center in Boston. In this interview, Michael R. Jaff, DO, discusses the goals of VTEC and how specialized training can help advance clinical trials in the vascular space.


Sponsored by Cordis Corporation

Achieving Robust, Durable Angioplasty in the Tibial Arteries by Minimizing Acute Vessel Wall Trauma and Maximizing Luminal Gain

By Robert Beasley, MS, MD; Ali Malik, MD; Amit Bhakoo, MD; and Brandon Olivieri, MD


Sponsored by Cordis Corporation

Dedicated BTK Balloons

Case reports on a new 0.018-inch platform.

By Marco Manzi, MD


Sponsored by Cordis Corporation

S.M.A.R.T.® Flex Vascular Stent System: Experience and Outcomes in Two Italian Centers of Excellence

A new-generation stent for the treatment of TASC II C and D lesions of the SFA.

By Filippo Piacentino, MD; Enrico Marone, MD; Prof. Gianpaolo Carrafiello, MD; and Prof. Roberto Chiesa, MD


An Interview with Prof. Stefan Müller-Hülsbeck, MD

The Principal Investigator of the MAJESTIC trial discusses its recently presented results, as well as his own algorithm for SFA disease and the future of carotid stenting.


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