October 28, 2021
BIZ NEW ORLEANS
Cardiovascular Institute of the South founder Craig Walker said he is the first physician in the U.S. to use the Philips Laser System Nexcimer to reopen blockages in arteries. The first case took place on Oct. 28 at the CIS Ambulatory Surgery Center in Gray, Louisiana to treat peripheral artery disease in the legs.
Guideline-Directed Medical Therapy in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Undergoing Peripheral Vascular Intervention
October 28, 2021
Introduction: Guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) is imperative to improve cardiovascular and limb outcomes for patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI), especially amongst those at highest risk for poor outcomes, including those with comorbid chronic kidney disease (CKD). Our objective was to examine GDMT prescription rates and their variation across individual sites for patients with CLI undergoing peripheral vascular interventions (PVIs), by their comorbid CKD status.
Differences Between Patients With Intermittent Claudication and Critical Limb Ischemia Undergoing Endovascular Intervention: Insights From the Excellence in Peripheral Artery Disease Registry
October 27, 2021
CIRCULATION: CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS
Background: There are limited data on differences in angiographic distribution of peripheral artery disease and endovascular revascularization strategies in patients presenting with intermittent claudication (IC) and critical limb ischemia (CLI). We aimed to compare anatomic features, treatment strategies, and clinical outcomes between patients with IC and CLI undergoing endovascular revascularization.
First-ever Global Consensus for the Appropriate Use of IVUS in Peripheral Vascular Disease Interventions
October 20, 2021
DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY (DAIC)
Philips, a global leader in health technology and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) solutions, announced that a worldwide committee of 40 cross-specialty medical experts achieved the first-ever consensus for the appropriate use of IVUS in peripheral vascular disease (PVD) interventions. The new consensus and recommendations for use of IVUS aim to improve quality care in PVD and are based on evidence, expert practice standards, and clinical experience.
October 18, 2021
Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) face an above-average risk of death or adverse outcomes when hospitalized for COVID-19, according to a new analysis published in Current Problems in Cardiology. “COVID-19 is a disease with many diverse manifestations, ranging from asymptomatic disease to mild symptoms, and more severely, thrombotic events, acute respiratory syndrome, and death,” wrote lead author Kim G. Smolderen, PhD, a specialist at Yale University, and colleagues.
October 6, 2021
THE MEDICAL PROGRESS
Bone marrow derived autologous cell therapy (ACT) has been shown to significantly reduce the rate of major amputation at 5 years in people with diabetes who developed critical limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI). In a study of 130 patients, 64% of 42 patients who were treated conservatively needed a major amputation at 5 years versus just 30% of 45 patients who had been treated with ACT (P = .011).
Clinical experts establish first-ever global consensus for the appropriate use of IVUS in peripheral vascular disease interventions
October 6, 2021
Royal Philips has announced that a worldwide committee of 40 cross-specialty medical experts achieved the first-ever consensus for the appropriate use of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in peripheral vascular disease (PVD) interventions. The new consensus and recommendations for use of IVUS aim to improve quality care in PVD and are based on evidence, expert practice standards, and clinical experience.
October 5, 2021
A worldwide committee of 40 cross-speciality medical experts achieved the first-ever consensus for the appropriate use of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in peripheral vascular disease (PVD) interventions.
October 4, 2021
A systematic review and meta-analysis found that low-dose rivaroxaban with aspirin was more effective than aspirin alone for reducing major cardiovascular (CV) events and limb outcomes among patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). Findings of the review were recently published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
The association between pain, balance, fall, and disability in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis with vascular claudication
October 1, 2021
THE KOREAN JOURNAL OF PAIN
Background: The effect of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) and peripheral vascular disease (PVD), which occurs with similar degenerative conditions, when seen together, has not been studied. The aim of this study is to examine and compare the relationship between pain, balance, disability, fear of falling, and kinesiophobia in LSS patients with intermittent vascular claudication (IVC).