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FFR CT May Help to Prevent Premature Death From Myocardial Ischemia

In this video, Craig Walker, MD, comments on the potential of FFRCT  to identify silent coronary ischemia and the arteries causing that ischemia, as well as on the need for some form of evaluation of silent myocardial ischemia in patien | Read More

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Do Paclitaxel-Eluting Devices Increase Mortality Risk?

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

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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CFA, Profunda, and SFA Disease: Is There a Role for Endovascular Reconstruction When a Patient is Not a Surgical Candidate?

Available data suggest that common femoral artery atherosclerosis with or without patch angioplasty has a high 5-year patency rate and a relatively low rate of postoperative complications. | Read More

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

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

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Asymptomatic Ischemia-Producing Coronary Stenosis in Critical Limb Ischemia

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

Utilization of Popliteal Artery Access for Occluded Arteries

In a commentary video, Dr. Craig Walker comments on the use of popliteal artery access for occluded arteries in a patient with critical limb ischemia. | Read More

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How to Lower the Mortality Rate in CLI and PAD Patients 

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

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

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