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Pooled Analysis of the CONFIRM Registries: Outcomes in Renal Disease Patients Treated for Peripheral Arterial Disease Using Orbital Atherectomy

Michael S. Lee, MD1;  Tae Yang, MD2;  George L. Adams, MD, MHS3;  Jihad Mustapha, MD4;  Tony Das, MD5

This subanalysis of the CONFIRM I-III registries compared the composite procedural complication rates of patients with versus without renal disease who underwent orbital atherectomy for peripheral arterial disease....

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Atherectomy for Calcified Femoropopliteal Disease: Are We Making Progress?

Dmitriy N. Feldman, MD

Femoropopliteal (FP) atherosclerotic disease is responsible for the majority of cases of symptomatic lower-extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD). Dr Feldman offers a thoughtful commentary on the results of the COMPLIANCE 360° Trial and the current state of orbital atherectomy for calcified femorpopliteal disease....

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Crossing of Infrainguinal Peripheral Arterial Chronic Total Occlusion With a Blunt Microdissection Catheter

Subhash Banerjee, MD1,2;  Rahul Thomas, MD1;  Karan Sarode, MA1,2;  Atif Mohammad, MD1,2;  Salil Sethi, MD3; Mirza S. Baig, MD1,2;  Osvaldo S. Gigliotti, MD4;  M. Ishti Ali, MD5;  Andrew Klein, MD6;  Mazen S. Abu-Fadel, MD7;  Nicolas W. Shammas, MD8;  Anand Prasad, MD3;  Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD1,2

Crossing of lower-extremity arterial chronic total occlusion (CTO) can be challenging. This study examines the use of the Viance peripheral CTO crossing device (Covidien) in the superficial femoral, popliteal, and below-the knee arterial locations....

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