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Volume 17, Issue 5 – May 2020

May 2020 Issue 5 Volume 17

VASCULAR DISEASE MANAGEMENT 2020;17(5):E51-E52

Craig Walker MD Clinical Editor, Vascular Disease Management

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 

Founder, President and Medical Director, Cardiovascular Institute of the South, Houma, Louisiana 

Chairman of New Cardiovascular Horizons Conference

Tell us about how the telehealth program started at Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS). About four years ago, we elected to invest financially in a telemedicine program. Our goals were the following:
VASCULAR DISEASE MANAGEMENT 2020;17(5):E100-E103

Omosalewa Adenikinju, MD; Michael Patel, MD; Adam Zybulewski, MD; Brandon Olivieri, MD; and Robert E. Beasley, MD

Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida

CLI Overview
Editor's Corner
VASCULAR DISEASE MANAGEMENT 2020;17(5):E85-E86

Craig Walker, MD, FACC, FACP

Clinical Editor, Interventional Cardiologist, Founder, President, and Medical Director, Cardiovascular Institute of the South

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, Louisiana State University School of Medicine

Hello and welcome to the May 2020 edition of Vascular Disease Management. I have chosen to comment on Drs. Cereda, Sangiorgi, and colleagues’ article, “Treatment of Common Femoral Artery Lesions Involving the Superficial and Profunda Femoral Artery B…
Original Research
VASCULAR DISEASE MANAGEMENT 2020;17(5):E87-E91

Alberto Cereda, MD1; Paolo Cioffi, MD1; Riccardo Iorio, MD1; Attilio Cotroneo, MD2; Giuseppe Celano, MD1; Sante Bongo, MD1; Gaetano Chiricolo, MD3; Giuseppe Sangiorgi, MD3

1Department of Cardiology; 2Department of Vascular Surgery, Clinica San Gaudenzio, Novara, Italy; 3Department of Systemic Medicine, Institute of Cardiology, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

 

Herein, we have reported two cases at high risk for surgical CFE treated respectively with directional atherectomy and intravascular lithotripsy, with good clinical success both in short- and long-term follow-up.
Endovascular Techniques
VASCULAR DISEASE MANAGEMENT 2020;17(5):E92-E97

Zola N’Dandu, MD, and Jonathan Bonilla, MD

John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner, Kenner, Louisiana

With the evolution of endovascular techniques, historically untreated patients now have options. The tibio-pedal artery minimally invasive (TAMI) approach is safe and feasible when patients are at risk of transfemoral access complications.
Commentary
VASCULAR DISEASE MANAGEMENT 2020;17(5):E98-E99.

Christopher K. Zarins, MD, Walter Clifford Chidester and Elsa Rooney Chidester Professor of Vascular Surgery, Emeritus, Stanford University, Stanford, California; Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, HeartFlow, Redwood City, California.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a near standstill as a highly contagious coronavirus spreads rapidly around the world, causing sudden and severe illness with high mortality, and threatening to overwhelm healthcare systems. This has res…
Case Report
VASCULAR DISEASE MANAGEMENT 2020;17(5):E104-109.

Tej M. Singh MD, MBA1,2; Amy Lee MD1, Matthew Vo RVT1;  Saba F. Ali MD2;
Bo Myung Cheon MD2; Maybelyn Josephson RN2; and Valy Boulom MD2,3

1Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sutter Health, Mountain View, California
2Vascular Surgery, El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, California
3BASS Medical Group, Los Gatos, California

We describe the unique case of a symptomatic carotid endarterectomy that challenged our standard operative planning and technical approach during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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