Volume 10 - Issue 3 - March 2013

<p>Frank J. Criado, MD, FACS, FSVM</p>

In a recent study, almost half of patients taking enteric-coated aspirin were nonresponders, and 100% of those taking immediate-release aspirin were responders. It might be time to re-evaluate the practice of prescribing enteric-coated aspirin for… | Read More

Jon C. George, MD, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, New Jersey.

This case report presents a patient with calcified infrapopliteal CTO with critical limb ischemia that was successfully crossed using a CTO catheter. | Read More

<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Elias Kfoury, MD<sup>1</sup>, Maridelle Millendez, MD<sup>2</sup></span>,&nbsp;<span class="s1">Homayoun Hashemi, MD<sup>1</sup></span>,&nbsp;<span class="s1">Alexander J. Kaminsky, MD, MPH<sup>1</sup></span>,&nbsp;<span class="s1">Dipankar Mukherjee, MD<sup>1</sup></span>, from the <sup>1</sup>Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA, <sup>2</sup>Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD.</p>

The authors present a case report of an 84-year-old female who is a poor surgical candidate, presenting with symptomatic juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm involving the left renal artery. Satisfactory repair was performed using the chimney… | Read More

Craig M. Walker, MD, Raghotham R. Patlola, MD, FACC, Michael W. McElderry, MD, FACC, FACA, Wade May, MD, FACC, Louis A. Salvaggio, MD, from the Cardiovascular Institute of the South, Lafayette, Louisiana.

This study examined safety and efficacy of the use of an excimer laser with direct lytic infusion through the laser catheter to treat patients with occluded synthetic graft occlusions from 1 day old to greater than 3 months old in an attempt to… | Read More

Interview by Jennifer Ford

Peter Schneider, MD, discusses the IN.PACT SFA II trial, the US arm of a clinical study for the IN.PACT Admiral drug-eluting balloon (Medtronic) as a treatment for peripheral artery disease in the superficial femoral and proximal popliteal arteries. | Read More