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Volume 13 - Issue 7 - July 2016

July 2016 Issue 7 Volume 13

Interview by Jennifer Ford  
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…
Interview by Jennifer Ford  
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.
Interview by Jennifer Ford
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.
Clinical Review
Frank J. Criado, MD From MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.  
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 and…
Original Research
Sherif Sultan, MCh, MD, FRCS, PhD1,2; Wael Tawfick, MBBCh, MSc, MRCS1; Mohamed Zaki, MCh, MRCS, MD1,3; Mohamed Elsherif, MCh, MRCS1; Mohamed El Sharkawy, MBBCH1; Edel P. Kavanagh, BSc, PhD1; Niamh Hynes, MRCS, MMSc, MD1,2  From 1Western Vascular Institute, Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University Hospital Galway, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland; 2Galway Clinic, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland affiliated hospital, Doughiska, Galway, Ireland; 3Vascular Surgery Department, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
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 1…
Editor's Corner
Craig Walker, MD From Cardiovascular Institute of the South, Lafayette, Louisiana.
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 for…
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