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March 2021

Volume 1 | Issue 1

While CLI is becoming increasingly prevalent and deadly, CLI awareness and data are still severely lacking. The journal focus will be to harness quality data and clinical advances and to disseminate this information in a timely manner to all clinicians involved in the treatment of this complex and debilitating disease.

Original Contribution

Below-the-knee peripheral arterial disease more often presents as critical limb ischemia. Endovascular revascularization strategies continue to evolve to achieve long-term limb-salvage outcomes. A single-center experience with optical coherence tomography-guided atherectomy using Pantheris SV (Avinger) is reported.

Original Contribution

The Outback device (Cordis) enables true lumen re-entry during subintimal recanalization of CTOs. This study compared outcomes of patients who underwent subintimal recanalization of lower-extremity arterial CTOs utilizing the Outback device via antegrade and retrograde approaches.

Original Contribution

The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety and short-term efficacy of the Ranger paclitaxel-coated balloon (PCB; Boston Scientific) in the setting of CLI. 

Original Contribution

To understand the impact of fluence and repetition rate on outcomes of superficial femoral artery and popliteal artery laser atherectomy based on lesion type (calcific, homogenous, heterogeneous, and restenosis). 

Clinical Images

This case demonstrates the need for caution when using a collagen-based closure device as bailout for failure of suture-based devices in large-diameter arterial access.