May 2016


In this Issue


Restore Flow. Preserve Limbs.




Guest Chief Medical Editors’ Page

The Next Steps in Limb Salvage

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


Evidence-Based CLI Therapies in 2016

The gap between real-world CLI practice and evidence-based therapies remains wide.

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

The Evolving Role of 2D Perfusion Angiography for CLI

How this technology can assist in the evaluation and treatment of CLI patients.

By Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD

Treating Femoropopliteal Lesions in Patients With CLI

Optimal use of DCBs in treating lesions of the superficial femoral and popliteal arteries.

By Vinayak Subramanian, BS; Roxana Martinez, BA; and George L. Adams, MD, MHS

Long Peripheral CTOs: Femoropopliteal to Mid and Distal Tibial Arteries

Proper patient assessment and current access and revascularization techniques to treat challenging CLI anatomy.

By J.A. Mustapha, MD; and Fadi Saab, MD

Recanalization and Stenting Using a Distal Access Site

Using low-profile devices for retrograde recanalization and treatment of superficial femoral and popliteal artery occlusions from a distal access site.

By Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD

An Extreme Approach to CLI Revascularization

A useful technique for treating challenging cases of obstructive arterial disease below the knee and ankle.

By Luis Mariano Palena, MD

Prevention and Management of CLI Complications

Interventionists must be aware of and prepared to treat complications that can occur during endovascular treatment of high-risk lesions.

By Andrew Holden, MBChB, FRANZCR, EBIR

What Constitutes a Multidisciplinary CLI Center?

What you need to know to make sure your team and facility fit the standard.

By Vlad-Adrian Alexandrescu, MD; and Manon Daix, MD

Outpatient CLI Revascularization in the United States

The benefit of office interventional suites to the complex and at-risk CLI patient.

By Jeffrey Carr, MD; William H. Julien, MD; Arthur C. Lee, MD; Jeffrey Wang, MD; and Lynne Mercadante, RN

Ask the Experts: Based on the tibial DCB trials, is there light at the end of the tunnel?

With Thomas Zeller, MD; J.A. Mustapha, MD; and Marianne Brodmann, MD


Sponsored by Penumbra, Inc.

Indigo® System for Thromboembolic Disease

Techniques for rapid evacuation of venous and arterial clot with vacuum-assisted thrombectomy.

With Richard R. Saxon, MD, FSIR; Brian Strife, MD; Fadi Saab, MD, FACC, FASE, FSCAI; Jong Ho Park, MD; Venu Vadlamudi, MD; Fakhir Elmasri, MD; and Ezell Askew Jr, MD


Sponsored by Cordis Corporation

French Single-Center Experiences With S.M.A.R.T.® Flex

By Nizam Edriss, MD; Thierry Coppin, MD; Isabelle Patte, PharmD; Ali Badra, MD; Pedro Marques, MD; Jacques Braesco, MD; Bénédicte Albert, MD; Bahaa Nasr, MD; and Pierre Gouny, MD


Sponsored by Spectranetics Corporation

Diverse Applications for Turbo-Power Excimer Laser Atherectomy

Leading experts in the field present case reports and discuss the utility of excimer laser atherectomy in the SFA and popliteal arteries.

With Amjad AlMahameed, MD, MPH; Pradeep K. Nair, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Craig Walker, MD; Vinayak Subramanian, BS; George L. Adams, MD, MHS; Sachin Kumar Amruthlal Jain, MD; Prakash Krishnan, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Fadi Saab, MD; and J.A. Mustapha, MD


Sponsored by Cordis Corporation

Italian Single-Center Experiences With S.M.A.R.T.® Flex

One year of experience with the vascular stent system.

By Luca Garriboli, MD; and Antonio Maria Jannello, MD



An Interview With Fabrizio Fanelli, MD, EBIR

The Rome-based interventional radiologist talks lower extremity data, innovation, and his interventional mentor.


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