Vascular Closure Device That Delivers an Extravascular Collagen Plug

Aug 11, 2017

Dr Craig Walker discusses Arun Nagabandi and colleagues’ article on the utilization of the Vascade arterial vascular closure device to close femoral vein access sites following interventional venous procedures. | Read More

Exciting and Unique Treatment to Treat Femoral Artery Perforation

Jun 12, 2017

Dr. Craig Walker discusses the unique technique described by Gupta et al in the June 2017 issue. This technique allowed closure of a large femoral arterial rent. It may allow successful treatment of wire perforations of very small arteries. Before… | Read More

Insight into the carotid disease process beyond the degree of stenosis or presence of ulceration.

May 04, 2017

Imaging beyond the degree of stenosis may be the key in determining if a patient should receive carotid artery stenting or carotid endarterectomy. Dr Walker discusses Dr Kim's article because it hightlights anatomical findings of various modalities… | Read More

Streamliner Multilayer Flow Modulator Device: Strengths and Limitations

Apr 06, 2017

Dr Sherif Sultan and colleagues gather data on a potentially revolutionary new concept for the treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysyms, the Streamliner Multilayer Flow Modulator device from Cardiatis.  As a source of great debate among… | Read More

Cyber-Attacks: Rising Threat to Health Care

Mar 14, 2017

This month, Dr. Walker comments about the danger of cyber-attacks in the health care setting, and in particular, to electronic medical records. | Read More

Searching for the Ideal Therapy for Symptomatic Peripheral Arterial Disease

Feb 06, 2017

Dr. Walker discusses the single-center DRASTICO Trial. Despite some limitations, this trial may provide interventionists with some guidance about how we should approach complex femoral and popliteal arterial occlusive disease. It may take years of… | Read More

The Need for Effective Measurement Methods for Critical Limb Ischemia

Dec 21, 2016

At present, there are no clear diagnostic, therapeutic, or follow-up guidelines to direct appropriate therapy. Although great strides are being made in crossing and treating obstructive lesions in patients with CLI, clincians still lack appropriate… | Read More

Bioresorbable Scaffolds for the Superficial Femoral Artery

Nov 30, 2016

Johannes Lammer, MD, professor of radiology and interventional radiology at the Medical University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria, spoke with Vascular Disease Management at the 43rd annual VEITH Symposium on bioresorbable scaffolds for peripheral… | Read More

Gary Ansel, MD, Discusses Unanswered Questions in Trials of Drug-Eluting Stents

Nov 30, 2016

At the 43rd VEITHsymposium, Dr. Ansel presented data from the randomized controlled trial studying the Zilver PTX drug-eluting stent (DES) vs percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and bare-metal stents. He shared new findings from subanalyses as… | Read More

Benefits of Endovascular Approach to Subclavian Artery Aneurysm

Nov 30, 2016

Dr. Walker discusses an article from the December issue of Vascular Disease Management, in which Mengal et al present a case for which they utilized Wallgraft stents to treat a symptomatic arterial aneurysm involving the distal portion of the left… | Read More