Editor's Corner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any therapy that can reduce pain for patients for whom revascularization is not possible is worth the attention of interventionalists. Compression therapy has the potential to improve mortality, increase amputation-free survival, and reduce costs… | Read More

A standard does not yet exist for complex disease in the peripheral arteries. Interventionalists rely on small sets of data and personal experience to provide care, and the solution for this problem is still unclear. | Read More

Dr. Walker introduces the May issue of Vascular Disease Management with a discussion of dedicated programs that centralize therapy for critical limb ischemia with the goal of complete care coordination and amputation prevention.  | Read More