The February issue of VDM is now live online and on the tablet (in the iTunes store and the Android market). This issue takes a look at the prevalence of stroke following open vs endovascular repair of descending aortic pathology, incidence of critical limb ischemia in the Medicare population, and medication therapy for peripheral artery disease. Also featured is an interview with Christopher Kwolek, MD, about a suction-based catheter used to remove massive thrombus in large pieces. The table of contents below will direct you to each of the articles from this issue.
Volume 10 – Issue 2 – February 2013
Editor’s Corner » Stroke
Stroke is still a challenging complication of TEVAR that requires further study, as in the review article by Lyons et al in this issue.
Subclavian Stent Recoil: Endovascular Management Using a Manually Crimped High Radial Strength Bare Metal Stent
The authors present a unique case of right subclavian artery stenosis resulting in a subclavian steal syndrome, managed with percutaneous stenting but complicated by stent recoil requiring the use of a manually crimped stent with increased radial strength to support the patency of the vessel.
This study aimed to assess annual prevalence and incidence of critical limb ischemia and associated outcomes in elderly persons in the United States.
Clinical Review » Peripheral artery disease
Antiplatelets, Statins, and Cilostazol in Peripheral Artery Disease: Medical Therapy Is the Responsibility of the Interventionalist
The authors review guidelines for prescribing antiplatelet agents, statins, and cilostazol in patients with peripheral artery disease and present a “report card” of healthcare provider compliance with these guidelines.
The cause of stroke following endovascular aortic interventions has been inadequately studied. The authors discuss indications for left subclavian revascularization prior to deliberate coverage in endovascular repair.
Interview » Pulmonary embolus
At the 2012 VEITHsymposium, Christopher Kwolek, MD, gave a presentation describing the use of the Vortex AngioVac Suction Cannula (AngioDynamics) for pulmonary emboli. Vascular Disease Management spoke with Dr. Kwolek about new developments for the system.