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Ep 428 Radial Access Evolution: Clinical Perspectives & Insights from the RAVI Registry with Dr. Marcelo Guimaraes
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Interventional Cardiology Podcasts

Listen to leading physicians discuss interventional cardiology on the BackTable VI Podcast. Get tips, tricks, and expert guidance from your peers and level up your practice.

Episode #428

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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews guest Dr. Marcelo Guimaraes about the advantages and implementation of radial access in interventional radiology. Dr. Guimaraes is a vascular and interventional radiologist from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

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Episode #424

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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Chris Beck interviews guest Dr. Dean Ferrera about treating acute limb ischemia with mechanical thrombectomy. Dr. Ferrera is an interventional cardiologist at Community Care Network in northwestern Indiana.

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Episode #419

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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews guest Dr. Ilan Rzadkowolsky-Raoli about his experience of being diagnosed with a large saddle embolus and subsequently being treated by his best friend, Dr. Ripal Gandhi. Dr. Rzadkowolsky-Raoli is an interventional radiologist at Palmetto General Hospital in Miami, Florida.

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Episode #418

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In this episode, host Dr. Sabeen Dhand interviews Dr. Charles Bailey about Limb Alert, a hospital protocol devised to expedite the diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting with acute limb ischemia. Dr. Bailey is a vascular surgeon and the Director of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and Limb Salvage at the University of South Florida.

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Episode #408

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In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts is joined by interventional cardiologists Dr. Sameh Sayfo (Baylor Scott & White in Plano, TX) and Dr. Nicolas Shammas (Cardiovascular Medicine in Davenport, IA) for a discussion about critical limb ischemia (CLI) and the use of lasers in below-the-knee (BTK) treatment.

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Episode #407

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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Sabeen Dhand interviews Dr. Eric Secemsky about the efficacy of drug eluting technologies in vascular interventions, with Dr. Secemsky offering insight into his own practice. Dr. Secemsky is an interventional cardiologist practicing at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

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Episode #395

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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Aaron Fritts and Dr. Sameh Sayfo discuss radial to peripheral interventions, also known as R2P. Dr. Sayfo is an interventional cardiologist and the program director of the endovascular fellowship at Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano, Texas.

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Episode #392

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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Ally Baheti and Dr. Paramjit “Romi” Chopra discuss the processes involved in successful interventional radiology practice management. Dr. Chopra is an interventional radiologist practicing in Chicago, IL. He is the founder and CEO of Midwest Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies.

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Episode #390

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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Chris Beck discusses atherectomy, laser technologies, and their use in vessel treatment with Dr. Tony Das, an interventional cardiologist practicing in Dallas, TX and one of the founding members of the VIVA Vascular Education Course in Las Vegas.

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Episode #388

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In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Rehan Quadri about the impact of intra-procedural arterial monitoring via sheath technology. Dr. Quadri is a practicing interventional radiologist at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas.

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Episode #386

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In this episode, host Dr. Chris Beck interviews Dr. Robert Lookstein about the pulmonary embolism response team (PERT) approach for treating acute pulmonary embolisms (PE). Dr. Lookstein is a practicing interventional radiologist in New York City at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine.

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Episode #369

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In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Maureen Kohi and Dr. Niten Singh on the VIVA Foundation’s multidisciplinary approach to advancing vascular medicine.

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Episode #351

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In this episode, host Dr. Ally Baheti interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Saher Sabri and vascular surgeon Dr. Frank Arko about their perspectives on a July 2023 New York Times article about the ethics of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) treatment in outpatient based labs (OBLs) and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).

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Episode #350

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In this episode, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews Dr. Zola N’Dandu, an interventional cardiologist at Ochsner Medical Center in Louisiana, about building a successful critical limb ischemia (CLI) program.

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Episode #320

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In this episode, host Dr. Sabeen Dhand interviews interventional cardiologist Dr. Eric Secemsky about the role of intravascular ultrasound in lower extremity interventions, and how he published a consensus document to standardize its use across specialties and provide a framework for new users.

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Episode #312

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In this multidisciplinary episode, guest host and vascular surgeon Dr. Krishna Mannava interviews interventional cardiologist Dr. John Phillips about when and how he treats dissections after balloon angioplasty in peripheral vasculature.

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Episode #261

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In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews interventional cardiologist Dr. Rohit Amin about his private practice PE response team, including his treatment algorithm, follow-up protocol, and how he believes AI can contribute to PE care.

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Episode #204

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We talk with interventional radiologist Dr. Stephen Wang about building an IVC filter retrieval program, the current guidelines on filter placement, and how to minimize the complications of filters.

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Episode #191

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In this episode, Interventional Radiologist Sabeen Dhand talks with Interventional Cardiologist S. Jay Mathews about novel techniques for arterial thrombectomy, including a discussion on using large bore devices, a variety of technique tips and tricks, and what's on the horizon for new devices/techniques.

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Episode #162

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Interventional Cardiologist Behnam Tehrani and Interventional Radiologist Reha Butros from Inova Health System tell us about their team approach to endovascular treatment of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) with Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA).

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Episode #90

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Dr. Mary Costantino and Technical Director Jill Sommerset talk technique and utility of using Pedal Acceleration Time for pre- and post-procedure evaluation of CLI patients. They also discuss intra-procedure extravascular ultrasound guidance to aid in safe and effective endovascular interventions.

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Episode #89

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Vascular Surgeon Theodosios Bisdas discusses the importance and future of online medical education for the vascular specialties in the time of COVID.

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Episode #88

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Interventional Cardiologists Dr. Rajeev Narayan and Dr. Achal Sahai discuss training for and building a Structural Heart Disease program, including TAVR and Watchman procedures.

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Episode #73

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Interventional Radiologist Dr. Gerry O'Sullivan shares his experiences with Iliocaval stenting in post-thrombotic patients, including pearls and pitfalls and the "Aiming for the bottom corner" technique.

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Interventional Cardiology Articles

Read our exclusive BackTable VI Articles for quick insights on interventional cardiology, provided by physicians for physicians.

Arterial Thrombectomy Device Selection & Clinical Decision-Making

There are a diversity of thrombectomy devices that are viable for arterial thrombectomy, including Boston Scientific AngioJet, Penumbra Indigo, AngioDynamics Auryon, and BD Rotarex. Each device has utility in different clinical scenarios. Learn more about effective arterial thrombectomy device selection.

Arterial Thrombectomy in Acute Limb Ischemia: A Practical Guide

Interventional radiologist Dr. Alexander Ushinksy details his procedural technique for arterial thrombectomy in acute limb ischemia, including patient preparation, imaging, heparinization, wire placement, and post-operative care.

Building an Acute Limb Ischemia Program: Focus on Referrals

IR Dr. Alexander Ushinsky shares expert advice on building a thriving peripheral vascular practice with a successful acute limb ischemia program.

Acute Limb Ischemia: Rutherford Classification, Imaging Techniques & Essential Labs

Dr. Alexander Ushinsky provides an in-depth look at his protocol for working up acute limb ischemia, covering physical examination, Rutherford classification, imaging, and labs. Learn more!

Arterial Dissection Treatment with Tacks

Arterial dissections can occur after lower extremity arterial angioplasty procedures. Common methods of arterial dissection treatment include stents or Tacks, with stents being the more prevalent option. Learn more!

Tacks vs Stents For Arterial Dissection Treatment

The Tack Endovascular System is a newer device that functions similarly to a stent, but with key differences that may make it more appropriate for treating arterial dissections in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) or the proximal popliteal artery.

Disclaimer: The Materials available on https://www.BackTable.com/ are for informational and educational purposes only and are not a substitute for the professional judgment of a healthcare professional in diagnosing and treating patients. The opinions expressed by participants of the BackTable Podcast belong solely to the participants, and do not necessarily reflect the views of BackTable.

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Podcasts

Radial Access Evolution: Clinical Perspectives & Insights from the RAVI Registry with Dr. Marcelo Guimaraes on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Acute Limb Ischemia Diagnosis & Treatment with Dr. Dean Ferrera on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Experiencing a Pulmonary Embolism & Thrombectomy with Dr. Ilan Rzadkowolsky-Raoli on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Acute Limb Ischemia: Timing, Technology & Triage with Dr. Charles Bailey on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Laser BTK Study Insights: Navigating Complex Lesions with Dr. Nicolas Shammas on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Iliofemoral Stenting: Decision-Making & Best Practices Explored with Dr. Kush Desai and Dr. Steven Abramowitz on the BackTable VI Podcast)

Articles

Arterial Thrombectomy Device Selection & Clinical Decision-Making

Arterial Thrombectomy Device Selection & Clinical Decision-Making

Arterial Thrombectomy in Acute Limb Ischemia: A Practical Guide

Arterial Thrombectomy in Acute Limb Ischemia: A Practical Guide

Building an Acute Limb Ischemia Program: Focus on Referrals

Building an Acute Limb Ischemia Program: Focus on Referrals

Contributors

Dr. Theodosios Bisdas on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Theodosios Bisdas

Dr. Aaron Fischman on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Aaron Fischman

Dr. John Racadio on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. John Racadio

Dr. Niten Singh on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Niten Singh

Dr. Daniel von Allmen on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Daniel von Allmen

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