Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)


I truly believe in the value of prepping the vessel with directional atherectomy. I have seen better clinical outcomes since I began using directional atherectomy followed by drug-coated balloon angioplasty.
Key words: critical limb ischemia, prognosis Reprinted with permission from J CRIT LIMB ISCHEM 2021;1(1):E1-E2.
Bret N. Wiechmann, MD, FSIR, FAHA, FSVM, presents at AMP (Amputation Prevention Symposium) 2020.
Jihad A. Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI, presents at ISET 2020.
Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES) is a rare vascular condition typically characterized by an aberrant relationship of the popliteal artery with its surrounding myofascial structures in the popliteal fossa.1,2 It results in compression of
Vessel prepping is an essential component of an optimal strategy in treating infrainguinal peripheral arterial disease. We discuss methods to achieve optimal vessel preparation.
Dr. Deepak L. Bhatt shares the latest thinking on the use of paclitaxel-coated devices for the treatment of lower-extremity peripheral arterial disease.