IVUS-Guided Peripheral Vascular Intervention

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In a recent Cardiology article, Ramya C. Mosarla, MD, and Eric A. Secemsky, MD, MSc, FACC, explain how intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) provides a valuable intra-luminal perspective for both arterial and venous interventions.

This ranges from clearly defining intravascular lesions to guiding appropriate stent sizing and placement, with the goal of better optimizing procedural outcomes.

In addition, they write that although the data supporting use in venous intervention is greater, IVUS is not currently included in the society guidelines and adoption rates are unclear. There is now a pressing need to re-evaluate the importance of IVUS as an adjunct for peripheral interventions, identify gaps in data, and consider updating consensus guidelines and appropriate use criteria. Read more.

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