Commentary

Craig Walker

Editor's Corner

The Importance of Precision Imaging When Treating Infrapopliteal Arterial Disease

Jan 14, 2019

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

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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

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Editor's Corner

A Potential Danger Signal Associated With Paclitaxel-Eluting Devices

Nov 21, 2018

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

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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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

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

Craig Walker

Editor's Corner

Treating Limb Ischemia Secondary to Thrombosed Popliteal Artery Aneurysms

Oct 19, 2018

Craig Walker, MD, opens this edition of Vascular Disease Management discussing Dr. Halim Yammine and colleagues’ case report of an elderly patient with a thrombosed popliteal artery aneurysm with previously failed surgical therapy secondary to graft… | Read More

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Editor's Corner

Effectively Screening PAD Patients for CLI

Sep 13, 2018

Craig Walker, MD, provides comment on Dainis Krievins and colleagues' submission about the high prevalence of asymptomatic ischemia-producing coronary stenosis in patients with critical limb ischemia: anatomic and functional assessment with coronary… | Read More

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Commentary

Asymptomatic Ischemia-Producing Coronary Stenosis in Critical Limb Ischemia

Sep 12, 2018

In this commentary video, Dr. Craig Walker discusses a paper by Krievens and colleagues, which describes the high prevalence of asymptomatic, ischemia-producing coronary stenosis in critical limb ischemia. | Read More