In this Issue
GUEST CHIEF MEDICAL EDITORS’ PAGE
By Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD; and Jihad A. Mustapha, MD
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
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
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
Tips for using extravascular ultrasound guidance to evaluate below-the-knee disease and select the proper tools for treatment.
By Francesco Liistro, MD
Objectively measuring tissue perfusion at the site of tissue loss using two- and three-dimensional techniques.
By Andrew Holden, MBChB, FRANZCR, EBIR
An overview of the available CT reconstruction techniques to plan CLI treatment.
By Biraj B. Bista, MD; and John Moriarty, MD
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
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
FEATURED PROGRAMSponsored by Philips Volcano
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
MEDICAL AFFAIRS CORNERSponsored by Medtronic
By Marianne Brodmann, MD
FEATURED STUDYSponsored 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
EUROPEAN FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by B. Braun
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
EUROPEAN FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Cardionovum
A new generation of DCBs could achieve superiority in treating BTK arteries.
By Eugenio Stabile, MD, PhD
CODING & REIMBURSEMENT
Clarifying the difference in coding for vertebroplasty versus vertebral augmentation.
By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR
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.