Volume 13 - Issue 7 - July 2016

<p>Craig Walker, MD</p>

<p>From Cardiovascular Institute of the South, Lafayette, Louisiana.</p>

Any therapy that can reduce pain for patients for whom revascularization is not possible is worth the attention of interventionalists. Compression therapy has the potential to improve mortality, increase amputation-free survival, and reduce costs… | Read More

<p>Sherif Sultan, MCh, MD, FRCS, PhD<sup>1,2</sup>; Wael Tawfick, MBBCh, MSc, MRCS<sup>1</sup>; Mohamed Zaki, MCh, MRCS, MD<sup>1,3</sup>; Mohamed Elsherif, MCh, MRCS<sup>1</sup>; Mohamed El Sharkawy, MBBCH<sup>1</sup>; Edel P. Kavanagh, BSc, PhD<sup>1</sup>; Niamh Hynes, MRCS, MMSc, MD<sup>1,2&nbsp;</sup><br />
From <sup>1</sup>Western Vascular Institute, Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University Hospital Galway, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland; <sup>2</sup>Galway Clinic, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland affiliated hospital, Doughiska, Galway, Ireland; <sup>3</sup>Vascular Surgery Department, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.</p>

The authors conducted a study to determine the efficacy of sequential pneumatic compression therapy in patients with CLI between 2005 and 2015, where patients were commenced on a 12-week treatment protocol. Sustained clinical improvement was 68% at… | Read More

<p>Frank J. Criado, MD<br />
From MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.</p>

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Kommerell’s aortic diverticula are infrequent but perhaps not as rare as previously estimated. This article illustrates measurement techniques for these lesions to assist interventionalists in developing treatment plans, including hybrid surgical… | Read More

<p>Interview by Jennifer Ford</p>

William Lombardi, MD, describes a treatment algorithm developed by himself and his colleagues to treat coronary chronic total occlusions and discusses how this algorithm could translate to peripheral vascular therapy. | Read More

<p>Interview by Jennifer Ford</p>

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Ghassan S. Kassab, PhD, an engineer who developed a sizing device for interventional procedures, champions collaboration among physicians, scientists, and engineers to create the most effective medical devices. | Read More

<p>Interview by Jennifer Ford</p>

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New technologies are forthcoming in venous disease, and there is a growing interest in venous therapy among operators previously focusing on only arterial disease. Venous disease specialist Seshadri Raju, MD, described the changes that need to occur… | Read More