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Volume 13 - Issue 9 - September 2016

September 2016 Issue 9 Volume 13

Editorial Commentary

Lawrence A. Garcia, MD
From St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Brighton, Massachusetts.

Fortunately, there has been a large increase in the scientific data to support many, if not all, of the devices approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and currently in use for lower-extremity revascularization in both the above- and be…
Clinical Review

Kira N. Long, MD; Ross Milner, MD
From the University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences, Chicago, Illinois.

The chimney/snorkel technique is a practical alternative in emergent settings or as a salvage procedure when the renal arteries or superior mesenteric artery are covered. Although the technique is an off-label use of existing technology, it carries a…
Clinical Review

Jos C. van den Berg, MD 
From the Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland.

This paper will provide a description of the biology of in-stent restenosis as well as an overview of the literature on the treatment of in-stent restenosis using various available techniques and the role of debulking.
Editor's Corner

Craig Walker, MD


In-stent restenosis is a growing clinical challenge, and repeat interventions are costly and carry risks. There are new devices available that could, in combination with other therapies, reduce cost and improve results for in-stent restenosis treatme…
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