Volume 11 - Issue 4 - April 2014

Editorial »

Growing Use of Covered Stents in Superficial Femoral Artery Disease

By: Craig Walker, MD

With future modifications, covered stents could prove to be the answer for the challenge of superficial femoral artery restenosis.

Clinical Review »

Covered Stents in the Treatment of Superficial Femoral Artery Disease

By: Barry S. Weinstock, MD, From Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Florida.

Treatment of superficial femoral artery disease remains challenging due to complex lesion morphologies, unique vessel characteristics, long lesion lengths, and frequent chronic total occlusions. The author reviews strategies to optimize procedural success and to treat late complications such as restenosis and/or thrombosis.

Case Files by Dr. George »

Isolated Tibiopedal Arterial Access for Minimally Invasive Retrograde Revascularization

By: Jon C. George, MD, From the Division of Interventional Cardiology and Endovascular Medicine, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, New Jersey.

The author presents a case of a 71-year-old male with history of coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, ulcerative colitis, and chronic thrombocytopenia who presented with acute onset of severe right lower-extremity claudication characterized by rest pain and a cold leg.

Case Report »

Type I Endoleak Management After Endovascular Repair of Infrarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Utilization of N-butyl Cyanoacrylate Embolization in a Case of Failed Secondary Intervention

By: Derya Tureli, MD; Feyyaz Baltacioglu, MD, From the Department of Radiology, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey.

The authors report a successful resolution of a type 1A endoleak post endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm 52-year-old male using transarterial N-butyl cyanoacrylate embolization.

Letter to the Editor »

Is “Substantially Equivalent” Good Enough for Lower-Limb Therapy Patients: Contributions to the Meaningful Data Collection Discussion

By: Raghotham R. Patlola, MD, From Cardiovascular institute of the South, Lafayette, Louisiana

In response to a Vascular Disease Management blog post, the author describes how improvements in peripheral artery disease care and multi-institutional technology systems will be necessary to improve data collection for a large number of patients.

Interview »

Data on the Acuseal Graft for Hemodialysis: An Interview With Marc Glickman, MD

By: Interview by Jennifer Ford

Vascular Disease Management spoke with Dr. Glickman about results of a 138-patient study on the Acuseal graft at the 2013 VEITHsymposium meeting.