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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....


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....


Guidewire-Induced Coronary Artery Perforation and Tamponade During PCI: In-Hospital Outcomes and Impact on Long-Term Survival

Ioannis Stathopoulos, MD, PhD;  Georgia Panagopoulos, PhD;  Konstantinos Kossidas, MD;  Marcelo Jimenez, MD;  Kirk Garratt, MD, MSc

Guidewire-induced coronary perforation (CP) rate is reported to have increased. We analyzed 23,399 PCIs to evaluate the independent contribution of guidewire-induced CP on mortality. ...


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