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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
Craig Walker, MD, Clinical Editor
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
Tulane Medical School
Lauren LeBano, Managing Editor, Vascular Disease Management
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