Dr. Walker


CMS Decision May Cause DCB Use to Fall

Nov 09, 2017

In this video, Dr Walker discusses how the failure to cover the incremental costs DCBs is a grave mistake that will decrease DCB utilization. | Read More



Pedal Access: An Underutilized Approach for Limb Salvage Intervention

Oct 18, 2017

In this video, Dr Walker comments on a case report by Zaitoun and colleagues and discusses the benefits and risks of retrograde techniques. | Read More



A Unique Etiology for Exertional Dyspnea and Diminished Exercise Capacity

Sep 08, 2017

In this video, Dr. Walker comments on a case report by Dr. Robert Attaran and colleagues that describes the physiological basis of dyspnea and impaired exercise capacity secondary to impaired venous return to the heart. | Read More



Vascular Closure Device That Delivers an Extravascular Collagen Plug

Aug 11, 2017

Dr Craig Walker discusses Arun Nagabandi and colleagues’ article on the utilization of the Vascade arterial vascular closure device to close femoral vein access sites following interventional venous procedures. | Read More

Exciting and Unique Treatment to Treat Femoral Artery Perforation

Jun 12, 2017

Dr. Craig Walker discusses the unique technique described by Gupta et al in the June 2017 issue. This technique allowed closure of a large femoral arterial rent. It may allow successful treatment of wire perforations of very small arteries. Before… | Read More

Insight into the carotid disease process beyond the degree of stenosis or presence of ulceration.

May 04, 2017

Imaging beyond the degree of stenosis may be the key in determining if a patient should receive carotid artery stenting or carotid endarterectomy. Dr Walker discusses Dr Kim's article because it hightlights anatomical findings of various modalities… | Read More

Streamliner Multilayer Flow Modulator Device: Strengths and Limitations

Apr 06, 2017

Dr Sherif Sultan and colleagues gather data on a potentially revolutionary new concept for the treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysyms, the Streamliner Multilayer Flow Modulator device from Cardiatis.  As a source of great debate among… | Read More

Cyber-Attacks: Rising Threat to Health Care

Mar 14, 2017

This month, Dr. Walker comments about the danger of cyber-attacks in the health care setting, and in particular, to electronic medical records. | Read More

Searching for the Ideal Therapy for Symptomatic Peripheral Arterial Disease

Feb 06, 2017

Dr. Walker discusses the single-center DRASTICO Trial. Despite some limitations, this trial may provide interventionists with some guidance about how we should approach complex femoral and popliteal arterial occlusive disease. It may take years of… | Read More