Volume 11 - Issue 2 - February 2014

Craig Walker, MD

Meticulous technique is imperative in all interventions but is particularly important in atherectomy. | Read More

<p>George Adams, MD, MHS<sup>1</sup>, Jihad Mustapha, MD<sup>2</sup>, Gary Ansel, MD<sup>3</sup>, and William Gray, MD<sup>4</sup> From <sup>1</sup>Rex Healthcare, Garner, North Carolina; <sup>2</sup>Metro Heart and Vascular Institute, Wyoming, Michigan; <sup>3</sup>Riverside Methodist Hospital-Ohio Cardiology and Vascular, Columbus, Ohio; and <sup>4</sup>New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center, New York.</p>

Future well-designed and executed randomized control trials that track clinically relevant outcomes, including the cost of the endovascular treatments and long-term outcomes, will enable physicians to determine the optimal therapies for patients… | Read More

<p>Subhi J. Al’Aref, MD, Dmitriy N. Feldman, MD, and Rajesh V. Swaminathan, MD, From Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Greenberg Division of Cardiology, New York, New York.</p>

The authors present a case of a 49-year-old female with systemic fibromuscular dysplasia who presented with recurrent non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarctions. | Read More

<p>Guy Mayeda, MD<sup>1</sup>, George Pliagas, MD<sup>2</sup>, Christopher LeSar, MD<sup>3</sup>, William Julien, MD<sup>4</sup>, David Lew, MD<sup>5</sup>, Sandeep Bajaj, MD6 From <sup>1</sup>Los Angeles Cardiology Associates, Los Angeles, California; <sup>2</sup>Premier Surgical Associates, Vascular Division, Knoxville, Tennessee; <sup>3</sup>University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee; <sup>4</sup>South Florida Vascular Associates, Coconut Creek, Florida; <sup>5</sup>Florida Heart and Vascular, Leesburg, Florida; <sup>6</sup>Florida Cardiology, Winter Park, Florida.</p>

The authors analyzed the CONFIRM registry of patients with peripheral arterial disease who were treated with orbital atherectomy in both the office-based and hospital settings and found that orbital atherectomy in an office-based setting was… | Read More

<p>Saadi A. Siddiqi, DO<sup>1</sup>, Mohammadtokir Mujtaba, MD<sup>2</sup>, Immad Sadiq, MD<sup>1</sup> From the <sup>1</sup>Division of Cardiology, Henry Low Heart Center, Hartford Hospital, Connecticut, and the <sup>2</sup>Division of Cardiology, University of Connecticut, Hartford, Connecticut.</p>

The authors propose a novel technique of enhanced embolic protection that combines use of the Trellis-6 with the SpiderFX Embolic Protection Device (Covidien) to mitigate poor outcomes. | Read More

Interview by Jennifer Ford

At the 2013 VEITHsymposium, Vascular Disease Management spoke with Eugene J. Simoni, MD, about results of the PEARL registry, which studied hemodialysis patients treated with mechanical thrombectomy. | Read More