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Ep 462 IVC Filter Retrieval: Tips & Technique with Dr. Noor Ahmad
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Vascular Surgery Podcasts

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

Episode #462

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In this episode of the Back Table Podcast, interventional radiologist Dr. Noor Ahmad discusses his algorithm for complex inferior vena cava (IVC) filter retrievals and reviews several cases that utilize various retrieval tools.

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Episode #461

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Dr. Sameh Sayfo discusses advanced techniques in radial to peripheral (R2P) interventions, the importance of having multiple techniques, the role of different devices, troubleshooting tips, and the evolving landscape of R2P interventions. Dr. Sayfo is an interventional cardiologist at the Baylor Heart Hospital, and serves as program director for the endovascular fellowship and pulmonary embolism response team (PERT) program.

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Episode #460

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Dr. Ally Baheti interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Steven Smith about his insights into venous orthostatic flow dysfunction and its association with multisystem disorders.

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Episode #459

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Dr. Jafar Golzarian shares his experiences with co-founding an outpatient-based lab (OBL), obtaining the right equipment, handling staffing, negotiating with insurance companies, and marketing his new practice. Dr. Golzarian is an interventional radiologist at his OBL in Minneapolis, Minnesota and he is the former Division Head and Program Director for the interventional radiology program at the University of Minnesota.

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Episode #451

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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, vascular surgeon Dr. Nicolas Mouawad and interventional radiologist Dr. Raja Ramaswamy share their insights on the changing landscape of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) management, steps of mechanical thrombectomy, and current research on DVT interventions.

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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 #420

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In this episode of the Backtable Podcast, host Dr. Chris Beck interviews guests Dr. Omar Chohan and Dr. Harris Chengazi about dialysis fistula declot procedures and their own experiences with various devices and strategies, including usage of pre-procedure ultrasound, heparinization, and closure techniques. Both Dr. Chohan and Dr. Chengazi are interventional radiologists at Great Lakes Medical Imaging in Buffalo, New York.

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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 #414

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In this episode, host Dr. Chris Beck interviews Dr. Jason Wagner about his experience with the Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO) graft and the Surfacer system for treating patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) and limited vascular access options. Dr. Wagner is a practicing vascular surgeon in Sarasota, Florida.

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Episode #413

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This week on the BackTable Podcast, Dr. Darren Klass shares his experiences in the treatment of aortic dissections. Dr. Klass is an interventional radiologist at the University of British Columbia.

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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 #394

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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Jacob Fleming and Dr. Alexa Levey have an in-depth discussion about the current uses and potential future applications of cryoneurolysis in interventional radiology. Dr. Levey is an interventional radiologist at the Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, TX.

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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 #384

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In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews vascular surgeon Dr. Syed Hussain and interventional radiologist Dr. Omar Saleh about new innovations in closure devices.

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Episode #382

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In this episode, host Dr. Chris Beck interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Kush Desai (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine) and vascular surgeon Dr. Steve Abramowitz (MedStar Washington Health Center) about iliofemoral venous stenting.

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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 #326

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In this episode, host Dr. Ally Baheti interviews vascular surgeon Dr. Anahita Dua on the importance of political advocacy in healthcare, including why she created a PAC, the importance of healthcare workers in Congress, and how you can get involved.

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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 #241

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In this episode, guest host Jill Sommerset interviews vascular surgeon Dr. Miguel Montero-Baker about his evolving use of ultrasound throughout his career in caring for critical limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) patients.

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Vascular Surgery Articles

Read our exclusive BackTable VI Articles for quick insights on vascular surgery, provided by physicians for physicians.

Tools & Techniques in Iliofemoral Stenting

Percutaneous iliofemoral venous stenting demands precise selection of tools and stents tailored to each clinical scenario. This article explores the strategic approaches for stent placement and sizing in both non-thrombotic and post-thrombotic conditions, aiming to enhance patient outcomes.

Periprocedural Pearls in Iliofemoral Stenting: Focus on Pre- & Post-Care

Iliofemoral vein stenting is explored in depth, focusing on critical aspects of procedural preparation and post-operative care. Learn more about medication strategies, patient discomfort management, imaging follow-ups, and the importance of regular surveillance for successful long-term outcomes.

Iliofemoral Venous Disease Diagnosis & Patient Management

Iliofemoral venous disease demands specialized diagnostic and management approaches. Learn about patient referral patterns, crucial diagnostic methods, and key strategies for effective treatment compliance.

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.

Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) Imaging: Benefits & Drawbacks

Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging has shown benefits such as improved vessel assessment, enhanced procedural efficiency, reduced need for additional imaging and radiation exposure, and potential long-term durability of interventions. However, challenges in implementation, including cost, learning curve, and time constraints, need to be addressed to facilitate wider adoption of IVUS procedure.

Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) Consensus Guidelines

Interventional cardiologist Dr. Eric Secemsky explores key findings from IVUS consensus guidelines in coronary and peripheral interventions. Learn more!

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Podcasts

IVC Filter Retrieval: Tips & Technique  with Dr. Noor Ahmad on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Advanced Radial to Peripheral Interventions with Dr. Sameh Sayfo on the BackTable VI Podcast)
What is POTS and Orthostatic Flow Syndrome? with Dr. Steven Smith on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Transitioning from Academia to Private OBL Practice with Dr. Jafar Golzarian on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Comprehensive DVT Care: CLOUT Study Impacts with Dr. Nicolas Mauawad and Dr. Raja Ramaswamy 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

Tools & Techniques in Iliofemoral Stenting

Tools & Techniques in Iliofemoral Stenting

Periprocedural Pearls in Iliofemoral Stenting: Focus on Pre- & Post-Care

Periprocedural Pearls in Iliofemoral Stenting: Focus on Pre- & Post-Care

Iliofemoral Venous Disease Diagnosis & Patient Management

Iliofemoral Venous Disease Diagnosis & Patient Management

Contributors

Dr. Theodosios Bisdas on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Theodosios Bisdas

Dr. Syed Hussain on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Syed Hussain

Dr. Maureen Kohi on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Maureen Kohi

Kristin Longwell on the BackTable VI Podcast

Kristin Longwell

Dr. Krishna Mannava on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Krishna Mannava

Chas Sanders on the BackTable VI Podcast

Chas Sanders

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