Volume 12 - Issue 9 - September 2015

<p>Interview by Jennifer Ford</p>

A patient presented with complaints of what seemed to be rest pain involving his right lower extremity, which was unusual given the patient’s few risk factors. Imaging revealed what appeared to be thrombus, although ultimately the patient did not… | Read More

<p>Interview by Jennifer Ford</p>

Larry J. Diaz-Sandoval, MD, discusses a study of CO2 angiography conducted on critical limb ischemia patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease.  | Read More

<p>Issam Koleilat, MD; Bruce Gray, MD,&nbsp;<span style="line-height:1.6">From Greenville Health System, Greenville, South Carolina.</span></p>

Pressure-wire gradient detection with and without provocative hyperemia testing using this novel approach may prove to be a useful adjunct in the diagnosis and treatment of lower-extremity occlusive disease. | Read More

<p>Osamu Iida, MD,&nbsp;From the Kansai Rosai Hospital Cardiovascular Center, Amagasaki City, Japan.</p>

Although endovascular therapy of femoropopliteal lesions with nitinol bare metal stents improves the relatively low primary patency rates achieved with balloon angioplasty, up to 37% of BMS-treated femoropopliteal lesions develop in-stent restenosis… | Read More

<p>Interview by Jennifer Ford</p>

Amputation Prevention Symposium founder and course director Jihad A. Mustapha, MD, shares details about the Peripheral RegIstry of Endovascular Clinical OutcoMEs (PRIME), which he created to help track data on critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients. | Read More

<p>Craig Walker, MD</p>

Instead of using vasoactive drugs, which may have side effects, to induce a hyperemic state and therefore demonstrate gradients, it may be useful to create a hyperemic state by simple external cuff compression of the calf for a minute to induce… | Read More