Volume 10 - Issue 10 - October 2013

AMP-1Orbital Atherectomy Outcomes of the Claudicant Patient Population Within the CONFIRM SeriesGeorge Adams, MD, MHS, FACC, Jeffrey Indes, MD, Robert Beasley, MD, Robert Vorhies, MD, Nilesh M | Read More

<p>Ronald P. Caputo, MD, FACC, FSCAI<br />St. Joseph’s Hospital and SUNY Upstate Medical School, Syracuse, New York.</p>

 The author describes the Jetstream Atherectomy System, its method of use, and providesa summary of the available clinical data regarding its use in the lower extremities.  | Read More

<p>Thomas P. Davis, MD, and James Torey, PA-C<br />Saint John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan.</p>

This article reviews the Phoenix Atherectomy System, initial findings on the Phoenix catheter, and the system’s potential role in an exciting but crowded market segment. | Read More

Lawrence A. Garcia, MD

In this issue of Vascular Disease Management, we have brought together experts in the field of atherectomy to discuss the benefits and scientific data set with regard to all forms of atherectomy as a treatment modality for the lower limb. | Read More

Girish R. Mood, MD, Juyong Lee, MD, PhD, Lawrence A. Garcia, MD, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Division of Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.

Treatment with atherectomy for symptoms of lower extremity disease has now been shown to be effective in re-establishing blood flow with minimal vessel trauma and may serve as an alternative to a stent-first approach. | Read More

J.A. Mustapha, MD, Larry J. Diaz-Sandoval, MD, Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming, Michigan.

The authors address the most recent and relevant data that support these physiologic principles while challenging the status quo of peripheral interventions duirng a time of paradigm shift in which plaque and vessel wall modification, in conjunction… | Read More

<p>J.A. Mustapha, MD, Larry J. Diaz-Sandoval, MD, Barbara Karenko, DO, Fadi Saab, MD<br />
Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming, Michigan.</p>

Atherectomy devices excise, ablate, or modify calcified deposits and plaque, allowing compliance alteration of severely calcified vessels, rendering them more suitable for treatment with balloons and/or stents. | Read More

Jonathan Nachtigall, DO, Jon C. George, MD, the Division of Interventional Cardiology & Endovascular Medicine, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, New Jersey.

The authors present a case of right superficial femoral artery calcified stenosis treated using rotational atherectomy with aspiration thrombectomy complicated by a small non-flow-limiting dissection of the treated segment. | Read More