Lawrence Garcia


An in-depth look at important topics in medicine.


Pressing Pause on Paclitaxel-Coated Devices

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2019
Months after a meta-analysis linked paclitaxel-coated balloons and stents to increased risk for long-term all-cause mortality in patients with…

Vessel Preparation May Be Key to Treating Challenging Peripheral Lesions

Cardiology Today's Intervention, March/April 2019
Endovascular interventions are becoming more common in patients with peripheral artery disease and critical limb ischemia, even in complex lesions…

Medical Therapies Provide Options for PAD Treatment

Cardiology Today's Intervention, January/February 2019
In recent years, data have emerged showing a variety of medical therapies can improve outcomes of patients with peripheral artery disease. In…

Revisiting the Two-Surgeon Rule for TAVR

Cardiology Today's Intervention, November/December 2018
More than 15 years after the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement, the need to have two cardiac surgeons sign off on every procedure may now…

New Technologies for Carotid Stenting Show Promise

Cardiology Today's Intervention, July/August 2018
Several new technologies are available or on the horizon to improve the outcomes of carotid artery stenting. “There has been some suppression…

The ‘Pendulum’ of IVC Filter Use

Cardiology Today's Intervention, March/April 2018
Inferior vena cava filters have emerged as a popular tool to reduce risk for pulmonary emoblism. Nevertheless, their use can be a polarizing issue…

The Challenge of CLI: Endovascular Tibial Interventions Show Promise

Cardiology Today's Intervention, January/February 2018
Patients with critical limb ischemia and below-the-knee lesions are notoriously difficult to treat, and the most common tibial endovascular…

TAVR: The Past, Present and Future

Cardiology Today's Intervention, November/December 2017
Fifteen years ago, Alain Cribier, MD, and colleagues performed the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement in 2002 at Charles Nicolle…

A Global Focus on Critical Limb Ischemia

Cardiology Today's Intervention, September/October 2017
In 2016, a group of physicians from various areas of medicine came together with the goal to help shine a light on the growing epidemic of advanced…

The Next Frontier of Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2017
In certain patients with uncomplicated type B aortic dissection, thoracic endovascular aortic repair may be beneficial for preventing disease…