Commentary

Editor's Corner

The Streamliner Multilayer Flow Modulator: A Revolutionary Idea That Defies Conventional Wisdom

Apr 06, 2017

This month, Dr Walker comments on the work of Sultan and colleagues who have submitted an article on the Streamliner Multilayer Flow Modulator (SMFM) for the treatment of thoracoabdominal and visceral aneurysmal diseases. This article outlines an… | Read More

Editor's Corner

Electronic Medical Records and the Potential for Cyber-Attacks

Mar 15, 2017

Cyber-security is of great importance to all physicians, health-care providers, and patients, particularly in this era of mandated electronic medical records. | Read More

Editor's Corner

The DRASTICO Trial: DEB vs DES for Complex Peripheral Intervention

Feb 08, 2017

There is great debate about whether drug-eluting stent or drug-eluting balloon therapy should be utilized to treat symptomatic peripheral arterial disease. | Read More

Editor's Corner

Objective Measures for Evaluating Critical Limb Ischemia

Dec 28, 2016

Clinicians clearly need objective tests that can better determine who should have intervention and to determine the subsequent adequacy of intervention or surgery. | Read More

Editor's Corner

Endovascular Approach to Subclavian Artery Aneurysm

Dec 04, 2016

Dr. Walker discusses an article from the December issue of Vascular Disease Management, in which Mengal et al present a case for which they utilized an endovascular approach to treat a symptomatic left subclavian artery aneurysm in a 25-year-old… | Read More

Editor's Corner

Patency and Limb Salvage Rates in Critical Limb Ischemia

Oct 30, 2016

The discrepancy between patency and limb salvage for patients with the most severe peripheral arterial disease has been the source of much debate. It is possible, however, that the discrepancy is not as wide as previously thought. | Read More

Editor's Corner

New Designs to Reduce Carotid Stent Risks

Oct 02, 2016

Carotid stenting has been a source of debate in the United States cardiovascular community. This is not the case in many other countries, where carotid stenting is the most commonly utilized treatment of atherosclerotic carotid disease. New policies… | Read More

Editor's Corner

Pitfalls and New Options for Treatment of Femoral and Popliteal In-Stent Restenosis

Aug 30, 2016

In-stent restenosis is a growing clinical challenge, and repeat interventions are costly and carry risks. There are new devices available that could, in combination with other therapies, reduce cost and improve results for in-stent restenosis… | Read More

Editor's Corner

Endovascular Therapy for Popliteal Artery Injury

Aug 07, 2016

The popliteal artery historically has been one of the most challenging arteries in which to perform endovascular treatment. Further study of endovascular therapy for popliteal artery injury could lead to appropriate utilization of endovascular and… | Read More