Lawrence Garcia

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An in-depth look at important topics in medicine.

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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…