Meeting News

Racial disparities widen gaps in PAD care

September 12, 2018
CHICAGO — Physicians should consider racial and ethnic disparities in care for patients with peripheral artery disease and not overlook…

In the Journals

Fluoroquinolones elevate risk for aortic aneurysm, dissection

September 10, 2018
Exposure to fluoroquinolones was highly associated with risk for aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection, researchers reported. The researchers…

Meeting News

Elevated LDL heightens risk after endovascular therapy for PAD

September 7, 2018
MUNICH — Among patients who underwent endovascular therapy for peripheral artery disease, those who had LDL levels of at least 100 mg/dL 3 to 6…

Meeting News

AI-powered blood test predicts PAD, need for revascularization in patients with diabetes

September 5, 2018
MUNICH — An artificial intelligence-powered blood test consisting of one clinical variable and six biomarkers predicted with high accuracy the…

Meeting News

Possible mechanisms of PAD-to-CLI progression identified

September 4, 2018
MUNICH — Histopathological analysis of arteries in patients who underwent lower-limb amputation indicates that thrombotic luminal occlusion…

In the Journals

Hospitalization for major adverse limb events occurs in 1 in 10 within a year after peripheral revascularization

August 22, 2018
In contemporary practice, 1 year after peripheral revascularization, 1 in 10 patients are hospitalized for major adverse limb events, researchers…

In the Journals

Higher BMI increases hospitalization risk for PAD, CLI

August 21, 2018
After adjusting for potential confounders, BMI was positively linked to incident hospitalized peripheral artery disease, according to a study…

In the Journals

BP levels predict lower-extremity PAD events

August 20, 2018
Patients with higher and lower systolic BP and pulse pressure, as well as those with lower diastolic BP, had higher rates of lower-extremity…

In the Journals

Long-term survival, costs comparable for CLI revascularization techniques; amputation risk lower with endovascular strategy

August 15, 2018
Patients with critical limb ischemia who underwent endovascular or surgical revascularization had comparable rates of long-term survival and overall…

In the Journals

Catheter-directed thrombolysis reduces complications in acute PE

August 14, 2018
Among patients with acute pulmonary embolism, ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis was associated with reduced complications, but…

In the Journals

Cilostazol boosts ulcer healing, amputation-free survival in CLI

August 13, 2018
Cilostazol improved amputation-free survival and ulcer healing in patients with critical limb ischemia who underwent endovascular or surgical…

In the Journals

Disrupt BTK: Lithotripsy successfully treats below-the-knee stenoses

August 9, 2018
In the Disrupt BTK pilot study, intravascular lithotripsy successfully treated calcified and stenotic infrapopliteal arteries, researchers reported…

Meeting News

TCT announces late-breaking science presentations

August 7, 2018
Antithrombotic therapy after drug-eluting stent implantation in patients with atrial fibrillation, 1-month dual antiplatelet therapy after…

Q&A: The problem of CLI

August 6, 2018
In a paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine, Alik J. Farber, MD, chief of the division of vascular and endovascular surgery at…

FDA News

FDA allows radial access introducer on US market

August 2, 2018
Integer announced that a radial access introducer for patients undergoing PCI received approval from the FDA, in addition to a CE Mark approval. The…

In the Journals

Clinical, biomarker score predicts PAD

August 1, 2018
A score consisting of one clinical variable and six biomarkers accurately predicted the presence of peripheral artery disease, researchers reported…

In the Journals

DCBs effective in popliteal arteries

July 31, 2018
Drug-coated balloon angioplasty in popliteal arteries produced results that were “acceptable compared with previous studies,” researchers…

In the Journals

Overtreatment of subsegmental pulmonary embolisms common, harmful

July 31, 2018
In a single hospital, a majority of isolated subsegmental pulmonary embolisms and potentially insignificant emboli were anticoagulated at a similar…

Cath Lab Techniques

Gaining Access: Tips for Transpedal and Tibial Access

Cardiology Today's Intervention, July/August 2018
J.A. Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Alternative access such as transpedal and tibial access is important in the practice of vascular intervention today. For example, in long chronic…

4 recent device updates in cardiac, vascular intervention

July 21, 2018
Cardiology Today’s Intervention has compiled a list of four recent updates relevant to devices for cardiac and vascular intervention.