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Geniculate Artery Embolization Offers Pain Relief From Osteoarthritis

Aug 28, 2018

Rachel Piechowiak, DO, discusses the implications of a US clinical trial which investigated the use of geniculate artery embolization for decreasing inflammation and pain in osteoarthritis-related knee pain by blocking abnormal blood vessels in the… | Read More

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The ATTRACT Trial: Understanding the Results

May 16, 2018

The recent publication of the landmark ATTRACT trial has offere | Read More

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A Novel Device to Prevent Neointimal Hyperplasia Restenosis: The DANCE and LIMBO Trials

Mar 15, 2017

VDM spoke with George Adams, MD, MHS, at the 43rd Annual VEITH Symposium regarding the ongoing DANCE and LIMBO trials. | Read More

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Preliminary Results From the DRASTICO Trial: A Discussion With Francesco Liistro, MD

Feb 09, 2017

An interview with the principal investigator of the ongoing DRASTICO trial, which is comparing drug-eluting stent vs drug-eluting balloon in complex patients. | Read More

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Bioresorbable Scaffolds and the Future for the “Leave Nothing Behind” Movement: A Discussion With Johannes Lammer, MD

Dec 28, 2016

Johannes Lammer, MD, is professor of radiology and interventional radiology at the Medical University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Lammer is principal investigator for the ESPRIT I trial, which evaluated the safety and performance of the ESPRIT… | Read More

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Gary Ansel, MD, Describes New Subanalyses From Zilver PTX

Dec 04, 2016

At VEITH Symposium, Dr. Ansel shared new findings from subanalyses as well as 5-year results that show widening benefits from the drug-eluting stent. | Read More

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Turning to the Use of GP IIb/IIIa Inhibitors, an Emerging Pharmacologic Approach for CLI: An Interview With Craig Walker, MD

Oct 31, 2016

The FDA recently approved a new, more concentrated format of the high-dose bolus of the GP IIb/IIIa agent tirofiban (premixed, ready to use, at 250 mcg/mL in a 15 mL vial). Craig Walker, MD, answers questions about the use of GP IIb/IIIa agents in… | Read More

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IN.PACT Global 1-Year Results: An Interview With Michael R. Jaff, DO

Oct 31, 2016

The 1-year results from IN.PACT Global confirm safety and effectiveness of the In.Pact Admiral DCB in femoropopliteal lesions. Michael R. Jaff, DO, answers questions about the results and their implications for peripheral vascular therapy. | Read More

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New Technologies for Venous Therapy: An Interview With Seshadri Raju, MD

Jul 05, 2016

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… | Read More

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Bringing Science, Engineering, and Medicine Together to Build Devices: An Interview With Ghassan S. Kassab, PhD

Jul 05, 2016

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. | Read More