In this Issue
Experts from around the world describe the current interventional climate in their respective regions.
CHIEF MEDICAL EDITORS' PAGE
By Koen Deloose, MD, Guest Chief Medical Editor, and John R. Laird, MD, Chief Medical Editor
COVER FOCUS: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON SFA TREATMENT
By Esteban Mendaro, MD
By Ramon Varcoe, MBBS, MS, FRACS
By Marianne Brodmann, MD
By Koen Deloose, MD
By Marcelo Ferreira, MD
By Wei-guo Fu, MD
By Carlo Vallejo, MD
By Yann Gouëffic, MD, PhD
By Thomas Zeller, MD
By Kal Suresh, MD, FACS
By Fabrizio Fanelli, MD
By Hiroyoshi Yokoi, MD
By Jean-Paul P.M. deVries, MD, PhD
By Andrew Holden, MBChB, FRANZCR, EBIR
By Zaza Kavteladze, MD, PhD
By Steven Kum, MBBS, FRCS
By Martin Forlee, MBChB, et al
By Seung-Woon Rha, MD
By Vincent Riambau, MD, PhD
By Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD
By Anna-Maria Belli, MBBS, FRCR, EBIR
By John R. Laird, MD
Dr. Koen Deloose talks to Dr. Martin Werner about available options, cost-effectiveness considerations, and what the future holds for complex SFA disease.
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by ReFlow Medical Corporation
An elegant new catheter provides a winning CTO solution.
By Mahmood K. Razavi, MD; John R. Laird, MD; Gary M. Ansel, MD; J. A. Mustapha, MD, FACC; and Naoto Inoue, MD
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Hansen Medical, Inc.
Endovascular procedures are growing rapidly, but challenges remain.
By Joseph J. Ricotta II, MD, MS, FACS
EUROPEAN FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Veryan Medical Ltd.
An overview of the hemodynamic and biomechanical advantages of a biomimetic stent designed for use in the SFA.
By Prof. P.A. Gaines, MD
EUROPEAN FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Cordis Corporation
A discussion of this device’s enhanced technical features, with illustrative case reports.
By Luca Garriboli, MD, and Antonio Maria Jannello, MD
CODING & REIMBURSEMENT
Clinical scenarios illustrating the use of codes for interventions involving the superficial femoral artery and popliteal artery.
By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR
Dr. Varcoe discusses the upcoming VERVE Symposium, his passion for limb salvage, and the importance of good social media practices.