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Retrograde Access for Treating Below-the-Ankle Arterial Disease in CLI

Craig Walker, MD

Interventional therapy has less morbidity than open surgical procedures and can be effective in cases where there is no surgical option. continue reading
Key words: critical limb ischemia

Popliteal Artery Occlusion After Total Knee Replacement: A Vascular Team Approach for Limb Salvage

Sohail Khan, MD; Hamid Salam, MD; John Kessels, MD, From St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Covington, Louisiana.

ABSTRACT: Popliteal artery occlusion is a rare complication of total knee arthroplasty with direct injury being the most common cause. We describe an interesting case that presented to us 6 weeks after total knee arthroplasty with critical leg ischemia. The possible cause of the arterial occlusion was thought to be the knee implant compressing the popliteal artery. Timely communication between the wound care specialist, endovascular operator, and vascular surgeon led to limb salvage. continue reading
Key words: occlusion, endovascular therapy, balloon angioplasty, vascular surgery

Injectable Varithena Foam Therapy for Varicose Veins: An Interview With Marlin Schul, MD, MBA

Interview by Jennifer Ford

Q: Please describe the composition of the Varithena foam and its intended application. continue reading
Key words: varicose veins

Selected Abstracts From the 4th Annual Amputation Prevention Symposium

Abstract 1: A Randomized Clinical Trial of Passeo-18 Lux Drug Releasing Balloon vs Plain Old Balloon Angioplasty for the Treatment of Infrapopliteal Artery Lesions (BIOLUX P-II) Marianne Brodmann, MD; Ulrich Beschorner, MD; Marc Bosiers, MD; Patrick Peeters, MD; Ernst Pilger, MD; Dierk Scheinert, MD; Karl-Ludwig Schulte, MD; Thomas Zeller, MD continue reading
Key words: critical limb ischemia, chronic ischemia, access site management, endovascular therapy

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Transpedal Interventions for Critical Limb Ischemia

Wednesday 07/31/13 | 17,652 reads

ABSTRACT: There is a growing prevalence of critical limb ischemia (CLI) with resulting complex patterns of tibial occlusive disease that represent unique challenges for interventionalists. Because patients with CLI have substantial comorbidity, endovascular therapy has emerged as the primary therapy in many cases, requiring novel and advanced techniques to achieve technical and clinical success. continue reading

Key words: peripheral vascular disease, endovascular therapy

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From the Journal

Retrograde Access for Treating Below-the-Ankle Arterial Disease in CLI

Craig Walker, MD

Interventional therapy has less morbidity than open surgical procedures and can be effective in cases where there is no surgical option. continue reading
Key words: critical limb ischemia

Popliteal Artery Occlusion After Total Knee Replacement: A Vascular Team Approach for Limb Salvage

Sohail Khan, MD; Hamid Salam, MD; John Kessels, MD, From St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Covington, Louisiana.

ABSTRACT: Popliteal artery occlusion is a rare complication of total knee arthroplasty with direct injury being the most common cause. We describe an interesting case that presented to us 6 weeks after total knee arthroplasty with critical leg ischemia. The possible cause of the arterial occlusion was thought to be the knee implant compressing the popliteal artery. Timely communication between the wound care specialist, endovascular operator, and vascular surgeon led to limb salvage. continue reading
Key words: occlusion, endovascular therapy, balloon angioplasty, vascular surgery

Injectable Varithena Foam Therapy for Varicose Veins: An Interview With Marlin Schul, MD, MBA

Interview by Jennifer Ford

Q: Please describe the composition of the Varithena foam and its intended application. continue reading
Key words: varicose veins

Selected Abstracts From the 4th Annual Amputation Prevention Symposium

Abstract 1: A Randomized Clinical Trial of Passeo-18 Lux Drug Releasing Balloon vs Plain Old Balloon Angioplasty for the Treatment of Infrapopliteal Artery Lesions (BIOLUX P-II) Marianne Brodmann, MD; Ulrich Beschorner, MD; Marc Bosiers, MD; Patrick Peeters, MD; Ernst Pilger, MD; Dierk Scheinert, MD; Karl-Ludwig Schulte, MD; Thomas Zeller, MD continue reading
Key words: critical limb ischemia, chronic ischemia, access site management, endovascular therapy

VDM Highlights

Transpedal Interventions for Critical Limb Ischemia

Wednesday 07/31/13 | 17,652 reads

ABSTRACT: There is a growing prevalence of critical limb ischemia (CLI) with resulting complex patterns of tibial occlusive disease that represent unique challenges for interventionalists. Because patients with CLI have substantial comorbidity, endovascular therapy has emerged as the primary therapy in many cases, requiring novel and advanced techniques to achieve technical and clinical success. continue reading

Key words: peripheral vascular disease, endovascular therapy
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