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Refining Atherectomy in Challenging Lesions with Mixed Plaque Morphology

Raymond Dattilo, MD, FACC
Ian M. Cawich, MD

Program Summary: This program is designed to review new endovascular strategies and tools to approach challenging femoropopliteal lesions with mixed plaque morphology. Content includes an examination of the pathology of CLI, an overview of a newly available atherectomy device, an analysis of clinical data from Leipzig, and case reviews of challenging PAD interventions.

Discussion Points:

  • Refining Atherectomy with Rotarex (Dr. Ian Cawich, MD)
  • Real World Results, The Leipzig Experience (Dr. Raymond Dattilo, MD)
  • Case Review

Raymond Dattilo, MD, FACC

Medical Director

Flint Hills Heart, Vascular and Vein Clinic

Manhattan, Kansas



Dr. Raymond Dattilo received his medical training in New York and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology and Endovascular Medicine.

Dr. Dattilo owns and operates the Flint Hills Heart, Vascular and Vein Clinic in Manhattan, Kansas that began operation in October 2013. This facility is primarily dedicated to the treatment of diseases of the blood vessels with a particular emphasis on critical limb ischemia and amputation prevention. The clinic has an integrated wound center, complete with a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, that allows Dr. Dattilo to treat the circulation and heal the associated wounds all under one roof.

Dr. Dattilo is nationally renowned in the field of peripheral artery disease (PAD). He is published on the subject, participates in research and clinical trials, is active in the teaching of other physicians on the latest techniques in interventional therapy for PAD, and is on the faculty of several national conferences devoted to vascular disease and amputation prevention.


Ian M. Cawich, MD

Cardiology Specialist

Arkansas Heart Hospital Clinic

Arkansas Heart Hospital

Little Rock, AR


Dr. Ian Cawich is originally from Belize and came to the United States to attend Harding University in Searcy. He graduated from Harding in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. He then attended graduate school at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, earning his master’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences.

Dr. Cawich stayed at UAMS to attend medical school. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine there, followed by a fellowship in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology, which he successfully completed in June 2009. He is now working with Arkansas Heart Hospital Clinic and Arkansas Heart Hospital. He also is an associate professor in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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