In the Journals

Survival after certain aortic injuries improved

July 20, 2018
Mortality after blunt aortic and inferior vena cava injuries has declined over time in the U.S., accompanied by an increase in endovascular…

FDA News

New version of image-guided device for atherectomy in PAD receives clearance

July 19, 2018
Avinger announced that the newest generation of its catheter to diagnose and treat patients with peripheral artery disease has been cleared for…

In the Journals

USPSTF: Insufficient evidence regarding benefits, harms of ankle-brachial index for PAD, CVD risk

July 11, 2018
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has given a class I indication for the use of ankle-brachial index to screen patients who are asymptomatic…

In the Journals

New guideline addresses imaging after vascular procedures

July 10, 2018
The Society for Vascular Surgery released a new guideline outlining which kinds of imaging should be performed after endovascular and open vascular…

Meeting News

CTO, previous interventions predict adverse events in LIBERTY 360° cohort

July 9, 2018
Chronic total occlusion and previous interventions and amputations were among the predictors of major adverse events at 18 months in the LIBERTY 360°…

Meeting News

DETOUR I: Percutaneous bypass procedure successful at 12 months

July 2, 2018
A fully percutaneous bypass system using the femoral vein as a conduit was safe and effective in patients with long superficial femoral artery…

In the JournalsVideo

VIDEO: Vascular injury in Afghanistan conflict spotlighted

June 30, 2018
In this video exclusive provided to Cardiology Today’s Intervention by the Society for Vascular Surgery, Jigarkumar

Meeting News

Rate of vascular injury in Afghanistan conflict higher than in previous wars

June 26, 2018
Among U.S. service members with battle-related injuries from the war in Afghanistan, the rate of vascular injury is higher compared with previous…

Meeting News

In infrapopliteal CLI, atherectomy may lead to more complications

June 25, 2018
Among patients with critical limb ischemia requiring interventions in the infrapopliteal arteries, atherectomy with or without angioplasty had…

Meeting News

Statin therapy reduces mortality risk after revascularization in CLI

June 22, 2018
Patients who received moderate- or high-intensity statin therapy 1 year after revascularization for chronic limb-threatening ischemia were more…

Meeting News

Opioid use elevated in patients with PAD, CLI

June 21, 2018
Patients with peripheral artery disease and critical limb ischemia had an increased risk for opioid use, according to data presented at the Society…

In the Journals

MERCURY PE: Rivaroxaban confers lower costs, shorter hospital stay in low-risk PE

June 18, 2018
Among patients with low-risk pulmonary embolism, compared with standard of care, discharge on rivaroxaban was associated with lower costs and shorter…

FDA News

FDA approves DCB in larger sizes for treatment of long lesions in PAD

June 15, 2018
Medtronic announced the FDA approved longer lengths of its drug-coated balloon designed for the treatment of long superficial femoral artery lesions…

FDA News

FDA issues draft guidances for premarket testing, labeling of devices in catheter-based procedures

June 14, 2018
The FDA issued draft guidance documents for recommended premarket testing and labeling of guidewires, intravascular catheters and delivery systems. …

In the Journals

Endovascular revascularization for PAD costs less than surgery, primary amputation

June 7, 2018
In a retrospective analysis of patients with peripheral artery disease from a single-payer system, endovascular revascularization was associated with…

In the Journals

Combined radial-pedal access successful in femoral artery interventions

June 5, 2018
Interventional procedures in femoral arteries were successfully performed via primary radial artery access and secondary pedal or popliteal artery…

In the Journals

Peripheral DES effective in real-world cohort, with caveat

June 4, 2018
A novel fluoropolymer-based paclitaxel-eluting stent was effective in treating long femoropopliteal lesions in an all-comers population, but…

In the Journals

5 recent updates in peripheral intervention

June 1, 2018
In the field of interventional cardiology, there has been an increased interest in trends in peripheral intervention. Cardiology

PAD in Focus

Variation is the Enemy of Quality in CLI Treatment

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2018
Christopher J. White, MD, MSCAI, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FACP
Critical limb ischemia presents tremendous challenges that cannot be neglected or ignored. It is associated with incredibly high rates of morbidity…

The Take Home

The Take Home: ISET

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2018
The annual International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET) took place from Feb. 3 to 7 in Hollywood, Florida. Cardiology Today’s