In This Issue:
Exploring Every Option…
Interventional strategies aimed at limb salvage and preventing amputation.
Chief Medical Editors’ Page Amputation Prevention: We’ve Only Just Begun… By Jihad A. Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI, and John R. Laird, MDCOVER STORIES
Tailor-Made CLI Sheaths, Catheters, and Wires The right equipment can make all the difference in successful procedural outcomes. By Gary M. Ansel, MD
Adjunctive Imaging Modalities in Endovascular Therapy for CLI Utilizing ultrasound-guided access, IVUS, and OCT to deliver current state-of-the-science endovascular treatments for patients with critical limb ischemia. By Jihad A. Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Fadi Saab; Larry J. Diaz-Sandoval, MD; and Barbara Karenko, DO
Exotic Access, Techniques, and Devices for Infrapopliteal CTOs Top 5 Viewed Recommendations on how to successfully cross chronic total occlusions of the infrapopliteal vasculature. By George L. Adams, MD, MHS, FACC; Steve J. Gardner, BA; Jon Gardner, MBA, RCIS, CCVT, CCPT; and Jihad A. Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Specialty Crossing Devices: Understanding the Learning Curve Top 5 Viewed Technical pearls and new devices for crossing peripheral CTOs. By Usman Javed, MD, and John R. Laird, MD
Low-Profile and Long Balloons What is the role of this technology in diabetic macroangiopathy and complex infrapopliteal interventions? By Lanfroi Graziani, MD
Below-the-Knee Atherectomy Update A look at devices in use or under investigation for treating CLI patients with complex lesions. By Robert M. Bersin, MD, FSCAI, FACC
Pedal Pulse as an Indicator of Coronary Disease Top 5 Viewed This underutilized test may provide critical insights into patients’ health. By Raghotham Patlola, MD, FACC, and Craig Walker, MD, FACC
Hybrid Treatment for Common Femoral Artery Disease and CLI A case report illustrating the successful management of multilevel complex peripheral vascular lesions using a hybrid technique. By Tracy N. Huynh, MD; Akhilesh K. Jain, MD; Jeffrey E. Indes, MD, FACS; and Carlos Mena-Hurtado, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Venous Issues Relative to CLI Do arterial and venous disease overlap in patients with tissue loss? By Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT, and Cristal Boatright, MMS, PA-C
One Question... What Are the Five Devices Your CLI Practice Can’t Live Without? Top 5 Viewed With Sean P. Lyden, MD, FACS; Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD; Lawrence A. Garcia, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI; Robert Lookstein, MD, FSIR, FAHA; Edward Y. Woo, MD; Mahmood Razavi, MD; Malcolm T. Foster III, MD, FACC; and John H. Rundback, MDCHALLENGING CASES
Treating In-Stent Restenosis: Case Report and Future Perspectives Top 5 Viewed Prevention of in-stent restenosis is currently a utopian ideal, but a handful of trials and growing clinical experience are showing that better treatment options may be on the horizon. By Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhDDEPARTMENTS
An Interview with Joseph V. Lombardi, MD Endovascular Today talks to vascular surgeon Dr. Lombardi about device decisions, patient management, and the 2012 International Aortic Summit.