May 2017


In this Issue

CLI: In Focus




CLI: In Focus

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


Ischemic and Venous Wound Identification: What We Look For

Using macro- and microcirculatory characteristics, noninvasive and invasive tests, and available imaging to accurately diagnose and treat arterial and venous ulcers.

By Vlad A. Alexandrescu, MD; Pascal Deleeuw, MD; and Jean-Sébastien Kovanda, MD

Guidewire Selection in Critical Limb Ischemia: Road Map to Success

Strategies for wire escalation and techniques to successfully cross and treat chronic total occlusions.

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

Ask the Experts: How Can Current Endpoints in Below-the-Knee Clinical Trials Be Improved?

Experts discuss how to better align trial endpoints for improved assessment of below-the-knee outcomes in patients with critical limb ischemia.

With Thomas Zeller, MD; Mahmood K. Razavi, MD, FSIR, FSVM; Ramon L. Varcoe, MBBS, MS, FRACS, PhD; and Marianne Brodmann, MD

Ultrasound Techniques to Enhance Our Understanding of Below-the-Knee Outcomes

Tips for using extravascular ultrasound guidance to evaluate below-the-knee disease and select the proper tools for treatment.

By Francesco Liistro, MD

Cone-Beam CT and Advanced Perfusion in CLI Interventions

Objectively measuring tissue perfusion at the site of tissue loss using two- and three-dimensional techniques.

By Andrew Holden, MBChB, FRANZCR, EBIR

CT Reconstruction in Critical Limb Ischemia Planning

An overview of the available CT reconstruction techniques to plan CLI treatment.

By Biraj B. Bista, MD; and John Moriarty, MD

Utility of Noncontrast-Enhanced MRA in Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia

A review of classic and new techniques for diagnosis and procedural planning, with a focus on the quiescent-interval single-shot technique.

By Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD

CO2 Angiography in Diabetic Critical Limb Ischemia Patients

One center’s approach to using CO2 angiography to evaluate its feasibility, calculate the amount of iodinated contrast medium, and evaluate renal function.

By Marco Manzi, MD; and Luis Mariano Palena, MD


Sponsored by Philips Volcano

Office-Based Labs: A Clinical Overview of Therapies and Devices

The second in a four-part series discussing office-based labs (OBLs) and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) from the perspectives of three physicians.

With Donald S. Cross, MD, FACC; Alberto Gonzalez, MD, FACS; and Kenneth J. Wright, MD, FACS


Sponsored by Medtronic

Data-Based Approach to Managing Femoropopliteal In-Stent Restenosis

By Marianne Brodmann, MD


Sponsored by Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

Six-Month Data From Landmark Clinical Trial Demonstrates Sustained Benefit of Endovascular Intervention in Patients With Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease

A roundtable interview discussing the significance of the LIBERTY 360° 6-month results.

With Tom P. Davis, MD; Jihad A. Mustapha, MD; George A. Pliagas, MD; and Mahmood K. Razavi, MD


Sponsored by B. Braun

VascuFlex® Multi-LOC: Spot Stenting With SeQuent® Please OTW DCB

Realizing the concept of leave-less-behind after DCB angioplasty in atherosclerotic lesions of the femoropopliteal artery.

By Klaus Amendt, MD, and Ralf Langhoff, MD


Sponsored by Cardionovum

Evaluating the Legflow Device in the LEG-DEB Registry

A new generation of DCBs could achieve superiority in treating BTK arteries.

By Eugenio Stabile, MD, PhD


Vertebroplasty and Vertebral Augmentation Coding Revisited

Clarifying the difference in coding for vertebroplasty versus vertebral augmentation.

By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR



An Interview With Christoph A. Nienaber, MD, PhD, FESC, FAHA

Prof. Nienaber discusses current and emerging methods for aortic dissection care, as well as the recent work of the International Registry of Aortic Dissection (IRAD) organization.


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