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

The Need for Effective Measurement Methods for Critical Limb Ischemia

Dec 21, 2016

At present, there are no clear diagnostic, therapeutic, or follow-up guidelines to direct appropriate therapy. Although great strides are being made in crossing and treating obstructive lesions in patients with CLI, clincians still lack appropriate… | Read More

Bioresorbable Scaffolds for the Superficial Femoral Artery

Nov 30, 2016

Johannes Lammer, MD, professor of radiology and interventional radiology at the Medical University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria, spoke with Vascular Disease Management at the 43rd annual VEITH Symposium on bioresorbable scaffolds for peripheral… | Read More

Gary Ansel, MD, Discusses Unanswered Questions in Trials of Drug-Eluting Stents

Nov 30, 2016

At the 43rd VEITHsymposium, Dr. Ansel presented data from the randomized controlled trial studying the Zilver PTX drug-eluting stent (DES) vs percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and bare-metal stents. He shared new findings from subanalyses as… | Read More

Benefits of Endovascular Approach to Subclavian Artery Aneurysm

Nov 30, 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 Wallgraft stents to treat a symptomatic arterial aneurysm involving the distal portion of the left… | Read More

Low Patency and High Salvage Rates in Critical Limb Ischemia

Oct 31, 2016

Dr. Walker discusses the November 2016 article by Richards and Schneider that explores the factors involved in the discrepancy between patency and limb salvage rates in critical limb ischemia.  | Read More

What the Future Could Bring for Carotid Stenting

Oct 03, 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

Contemporary Treatment of Femoral and Popliteal In-Stent Restenosis

Aug 23, 2016

Vascular Disease Management clinical editor Craig Walker, MD, introduces the September 2016 issue of VDM with a discussion of the article by Jos C. van den Berg, MD, on femoral and popliteal in-stent restenosis. Important points for… | Read More

A Shift Toward Endovascular Therapy for the Popliteal Artery

Aug 04, 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