Craig Walker, MD


Do Paclitaxel-Eluting Devices Increase Mortality Risk?

Dec 30, 2018

Dr. Walker comments on a recent publication by Katsanos and colleagues of a meta-analysis of the risk of death following application of paclitaxel-coated balloons and stents in the femoropopliteal artery of the leg. | Read More

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Dr. Craig Walker Discusses IVUS Utilization in Infra-Popliteal Artery Intervention

Dec 13, 2018

In this video discussion, Craig Walker, MD, comments on a case report by Dr. Shammas and colleagues which describes IVUS utilization in infra-popliteal artery intervention. | Read More

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Case Commentary: Treatment of Thrombosed Popliteal Artery Aneurysms in an Elderly Patient

Oct 25, 2018

Craig Walker, MD, opens the October issue of Vascular Disease Management by discussing a case report involving the treatment of thrombosed popliteal artery aneurysms in an elderly patient. | Read More


Craig Walker Discusses Interventional Therapy of Common Femoral Artery Disease

Oct 22, 2018

Craig Walker, MD, discusses his thoughts on interventional therapy of common femoral artery disease in the November 2018 issue of Vascular Disease Management. | Read More

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Asymptomatic Ischemia-Producing Coronary Stenosis in Critical Limb Ischemia

Sep 12, 2018

In this commentary video, Dr. Craig Walker discusses a paper by Krievens and colleagues, which describes the high prevalence of asymptomatic, ischemia-producing coronary stenosis in critical limb ischemia. | Read More

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How to Lower the Mortality Rate in CLI and PAD Patients 

Mar 22, 2018

Dr. Walker comments on the overall medical evaluation and medical therapy of patients presenting with critical limb ischemia (CLI) and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). | Read More

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IVUS and Duplex Imaging May Be Underutilized in Peripheral Arterial Interventions

Feb 01, 2018

Craig Walker, MD, comments on interventionalists' reliance on diagnostic angiography as the “gold standard” in guiding peripheral vascular interventions in leg arteries.  | Read More

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Risk Avoidance Is Paramount With Large Bore Devices

Jan 24, 2018

Dr. Walker comments on a case by Poli and colleagues that discusses the use of the subclavian artery as an alternate access site to deliver the transcatheter valve. | Read More

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Caution Needed With Mechanical Atherectomy

Dec 01, 2017

Dr. Walker comments on a case report by Kalisetta and colleagues that highlights the need to proceed with extreme caution to avoid potential stent injury and entrapment when treating in-stent restenosis with mechanical devices. | Read More



Complex Revascularization of Popliteal and Posterior Tibial Artery Occlusion using Jetstream Atherectomy System

Nov 15, 2017

Jihad A. Mustapha, MD, of Metro Health Heart & Vascular in Wyoming, Michigan, discusses complete revascularization of a CLI patient using Jetstream Atherectomy System. | Read More