Description of Peripheral Arterial Interventions: Evolving Therapeutic Strategies
This book examines new technologies (device and pharmacologic) that have evolved over the past few years in treating peripheral arterial disease. Chapters offer optimal strategies to treat PAD, supported by peer-reviewed data. The pillars of this strategy will focus on (a) changing vessel compliance to allow better lumen expansion, (b) less recoil and dissections, and (c) less bailout stenting. Chapters also review embolic protection devices and apply the adjunctive use of anti-proliferative therapy to maintain good long term outcomes.
In addition, the book reviews drug coated balloons and drug eluting stent technologies and other means of drug delivery into the vessel wall. The goal of this book is to discuss all these emerging technologies under the strategy of treating patients with the focus on both acute and long term outcomes. Featuring world renown experts, this book offers a critical and comprehensive overview of the current data and future directions that would pave the way for optimal PAD management.
Peripheral Arterial Interventions is an essential resource for physicians, residents, fellows, and medical students in cardiology, radiology, vascular surgery, primary care, and health promotion and disease prevention as well as internal and vascular medicine specialists.
About the Author
Nicolas W. Shammas, MD, MS, EJD, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM, FICA, is an interventional cardiologist with Cardiovascular Medicine P.C., the Genesis Heart Institute, and UnityPoint-Trinity in the Quad Cities, Iowa. He is also the Founder, President, and Research Director of the Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation and an adjunct clinical associate professor of Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
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