Meeting News

DES improves patency, event-free survival in CLI vs. BMS

October 2, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Patients with critical limb ischemia and infrapopliteal lesions who were treated with drug-eluting stents had improved clinical and…

Meeting News

Complex patients with PAD, CLI featured in VIVA.18 late-breakers

October 1, 2018
Studies of high-risk patients with peripheral artery disease or critical limb ischemia and those with complicated disease states are some of the…

Meeting News

Spot stenting lowers patency, TLR vs. full stenting in femoropopliteal lesions

October 1, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Patients with peripheral artery disease who were treated with spot stenting for femoropopliteal lesions had lower rates of primary…

Meeting News

Atherectomy successful in PAD; patency rates similar among device types

September 28, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Patients with occlusive lower extremity peripheral artery disease treated with atherectomy devices had over 96% procedural success…

Meeting News

Atherectomy reduces incident amputation in certain patients with CLI

September 27, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Patients with critical limb ischemia from occlusive tibioperoneal arterial disease who underwent atherectomy had lower rates of…

FDA News

Peripheral DES receives FDA approval

September 24, 2018
Boston Scientific announced that the FDA has approved its drug-eluting stent with a polymer coating for treatment of peripheral artery disease. The…

Meeting NewsPerspective

IMPERIAL: DES with polymer coating offers superior patency in PAD

September 22, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Patients with peripheral artery disease who received a drug-eluting stent with a polymer coating and a lower drug dose density had…

Meeting News

High triglycerides raise risk for peripheral artery revascularization

September 19, 2018
MUNICH — Among high-risk patients on statin treatment, those with elevated triglycerides were more likely to undergo peripheral artery…

Cutting Edge

The Challenge of Large Bore Occlusive Sheath Management: Strategies for Success

Cardiology Today's Intervention, September/October 2018
Amir Kaki, MD; M. Chadi Alraies, MD; Theodore Schreiber, MD
Despite recent increased adaptation of smaller catheters and radial access for coronary interventions, new transcatheter procedures such as…

In the Journals

In CLI, diabetes may not confer worse outcomes after revascularization

September 13, 2018
After adjustment for comorbidities, among patients with critical limb ischemia, those with diabetes had similar outcomes 30 days after…

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…