Commentary

Craig Walker, MD

Editor's Corner

Quantitative Angiography Should Not Be the Gold Standard in Assessment of Infrapopliteal Arterial Disease

Mar 18, 2019

Dr Walker comments on the treatment of the infrapopliteal segment of disease and Dr Shammas and colleagues' case report. | Read More

Craig Walker, MD

Editor's Corner

FFRCT May Herald a Paradigm Change in Evaluating Patients for Critical Myocardial Ischemia

Feb 22, 2019

Dr. Walker comments on the case report by Krievins and colleagues on the utilization of fractional flow reserve-computed tomography (FFRCT) to identify critical myocardial ischemia in a patient with no cardiac symptoms. | Read More

Dr Walker

Commentary

FFR CT May Help to Prevent Premature Death From Myocardial Ischemia

Feb 21, 2019

In this video, Craig Walker, MD, comments on the potential of FFRCT  to identify silent coronary ischemia and the arteries causing that ischemia, as well as on the need for some form of evaluation of silent myocardial ischemia in patien | Read More

Dr Walker

Editor's Corner

A Potential Danger Signal Associated With Paclitaxel-Eluting Devices

Jan 21, 2019

Dr. Walker comments on a hotly debated meta-analysis by Katsanos and colleagues on the risk of death following application of paclitaxel-coated balloons and stents in the femoropopliteal artery of the leg. | Read More

Craig Walker, MD

Commentary

Do Paclitaxel-Eluting Devices Increase Mortality Risk?

Dec 30, 2018

Dr. Walker comments on a recent publication by Katsanos and colleagues of a meta-analysis of the risk of death following application of paclitaxel-coated balloons and stents in the femoropopliteal artery of the leg. | Read More

Craig Walker

Commentary

Dr. Craig Walker Discusses IVUS Utilization in Infra-Popliteal Artery Intervention

Dec 13, 2018

In this video discussion, Craig Walker, MD, comments on a case report by Dr. Shammas and colleagues which describes IVUS utilization in infra-popliteal artery intervention. | Read More

Craig Walker

Editor's Corner

The Role for Endovascular Reconstruction in CFA Disease

Nov 19, 2018

Craig Walker, MD, opens the November issue of VDM by discussing the treatment of common femoral artery (CFA) disease in patients who are not surgical candidates for CFA endarterectomy. | Read More

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Commentary

CFA, Profunda, and SFA Disease: Is There a Role for Endovascular Reconstruction When a Patient is Not a Surgical Candidate?

Nov 19, 2018

Available data suggest that common femoral artery atherosclerosis with or without patch angioplasty has a high 5-year patency rate and a relatively low rate of postoperative complications. | Read More

Craig Walker

Editor's Corner

The Importance of Precision Imaging When Treating Infrapopliteal Arterial Disease

Nov 14, 2018

Craig Walker, MD, opens the December issue of VDM by discussing the benefits of intravascular ultrasound imaging versus only quantitative angiography of the tibioperoneal artery. | Read More

Craig Walker

Commentary

Case Commentary: Treatment of Thrombosed Popliteal Artery Aneurysms in an Elderly Patient

Oct 25, 2018

Craig Walker, MD, opens the October issue of Vascular Disease Management by discussing a case report involving the treatment of thrombosed popliteal artery aneurysms in an elderly patient. | Read More