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Understanding peripheral arterial disease

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a serious condition that affects 8-12 million Americans each year.

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September 6th, 2019
The FDA released a letter to health care providers titled, “August 7, 2019 UPDATE: Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease with Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons and Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents Potentially Associated with Increased Mortality.” The FDA letter is a follow-up to a June 19-20…

April 11th, 2019
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a serious condition that affects 8-12 million Americans each year.1 PAD occurs when fatty deposits form in arteries that are outside of your heart. These fatty deposits (or plaque) can restrict the flow of blood.…

April 10th, 2019
On March 25, Cook Medical launched the new 2.6 Fr CXI® Support Catheter with platinum-iridium marker bands. The new 2.6 Fr CXI, which is now available in the US and Canada, comes with additional tip configurations and a new 135…

November 5th, 2018
Cook Medical is excited to invite you to attend a talk during the PAD Luncheon at VIVA 2018. Title: “The first DES gets the last word: unmatched evidence supports the first FDA-approved SFA drug-eluting stent” Topic covered: Understanding the basics of…

November 5th, 2018
Visit our booth, #400, and come chat with us in our Cook Vascular Suite in Lafite 1. And we cordially invite you to attend our AORTIC Armageddon Luncheon and PAD Luncheon talks. AORTIC Armageddon Luncheon Title: “Achieving durable endovascular aortic…

October 8th, 2018
Cook Medical is excited for VEINS at VIVA 2018. We hope you’ll visit our booth to learn what we’re up to in the world of venous endovascular interventional strategies. Stop by to chat with our staff and discuss all things…

October 5th, 2018
Fellows attending VIVA 2018 will once again have an opportunity to participate in our popular simulator challenge, EndoWars. First introduced at VIVA 2015, EndoWars challenges contestants to complete an endovascular case in the shortest amount of time. Fellows attending the…

April 13th, 2018
[caption id="attachment_2232" align="alignright" width="400"] Cook Beacon® Tip 5.0 Fr Angiographic Catheter[/caption] The best medical device technology is only as good as a customer’s ability to use it safely and effectively. Usability testing is the key to ensuring medical devices are…

January 17th, 2018
Putting the patient first means providing education and training on the safe and effective use of Cook medical devices. Our Vista program is designed to encourage collaboration and sharing of Cook product knowledge, skills, techniques, and technologies. Throughout 2018, we…

November 10th, 2017
NEW lunch sessions! Get lunch and grab a seat. Listen to clinical experts engaging in lively debate on the hottest topics in the vascular world. Pardon the Intervention will take place Tuesday-Friday, from 12 noon to 1 pm, in the…

October 20th, 2017
[caption id="attachment_2121" align="alignnone" width="1160"] The Cook booth at VIVA 2017.[/caption] Fellows, physicians, and industry leaders gathered in Las Vegas for Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA), the annual global education course for vascular medicine and intervention. The conference featured roundtable discussions; virtual…

September 20th, 2017
Zilver PTX, the world’s first drug-eluting stent for treatment of vascular disease in the superficial femoral artery (SFA), has received two-year shelf life approval from the FDA in the U.S. An extended shelf life reduces the occurrence of expired product…

August 31st, 2017
September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month. According to the CardioVascular Coalition, PAD affects approximately 18 million US citizens, and of those, an estimated 160,000 to 180,000 will have a limb amputated this year. Screening and treatment can “improve…

August 24th, 2017
On Sept. 11, many of the world’s most-renowned vascular specialists will gather in Las Vegas for the annual Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) conference. Key presenters will discuss cutting-edge technologies in an interactive learning environment. Several of these physicians will also…

June 8th, 2017
Zilver PTX, the world’s first drug-eluting stent for treating vascular disease in the superficial femoral artery, is now FDA-approved to treat total lesion lengths up to 300 mm per patient. The previous indication was for total lesion lengths up to…

April 10th, 2017
[caption id="attachment_1989" align="alignleft" width="215"] Dr. Christopher Boyes[/caption] The following story is an example of a coordinated approach to limb salvage instituted at Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina. One of the most devastating consequences of advanced peripheral…

June 22nd, 2016
[caption id="attachment_1738" align="alignnone" width="636"] Torcon NB® Advantage Catheters[/caption] Challenging times can often be the true test of the strength of a team. In April, our teams faced one of those challenges when we decided to recall all products with Beacon…

March 15th, 2016
When Joe Roberts began working with venous therapies at Cook Medical, he never imagined that he would develop a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) himself. It's given him a heightened sense of purpose in letting others know about this potentially dangerous condition.

March 13th, 2016
March is DVT Awareness Month. DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) can affect people of all ages and can be caused by circumstances that might not be considered as dangerous. Find out some facts that you may not know.

January 18th, 2016
EndoWars is an educational opportunity for fellows and residents to practice endovascular procedures and refine their skills. A group of fellows and residents recently competed against each other to see who could complete a successful procedure in the fastest time.

October 29th, 2015
Who has the skills it takes to win the endovascular competition at VIVA15 this year? Fellows and residents will be given the opportunity to compete against each other at the Cook booth to see who can complete an endovascular case successfully in the shortest amount of time. The winner will receive a proctorship with one of the VIVA board members.

May 12th, 2015
A tibiopedal approach showed 93.5% technical access success and 86.0% technical crossing success in a study sponsored by Cook Medical. Tibiopedal Access for Crossing of Infrainguinal Occlusions (TACO) is the world’s first multicenter, prospective, international study looking at success rates for…

May 5th, 2015
Patients who suffer from peripheral arterial disease (PAD) will often initially visit a podiatrist, who may not be aware of the disease state. To address this educational gap, Peripheral Intervention is sponsoring round tables to help podiatrists learn more about PAD.

September 15th, 2014
Bill Fischer, left, celebrates his 60th wedding anniversary with his wife, Barbara, right, their daughter, Gail McDaniel, and her partner, Keith Hamm. Bill underwent a surgical procedure to treat his advanced peripheral arterial disease. Knowing the symptoms of peripheral arterial…

September 11th, 2014
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a serious, underdiagnosed disease that is similar to coronary artery disease. Both develop when cholesterol levels and scar tissue build up, causing the arteries to narrow and restrict blood flow. The difference is that PAD…

September 9th, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mapped the rapid growth of diabetes and obesity rates among Americans from 1994-2010. Diabetes and obesity are two of the main risk factors for peripheral arterial disease (PAD).   Learn more about PAD…

September 4th, 2014
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem that affects the blood vessels outside of the heart and brain. It is usually caused by atherosclerosis, systemic plaque that results in a narrowing or clogging of the vascular system. PAD…

August 5th, 2014
  Nelson L. Bernardo, MD, specializes in interventional cardiology and teaches a course for Vista on retrograde tibiopedal access. Dr. Bernardo is the medical director of the Peripheral Vascular Laboratory at MedStar Heart Institute. He is also the director for…

July 30th, 2014
The proven technology of the Cook Celect® Vena Cava Filter is now improved with the addition of four platinum markers. The radiopaque markers on Celect® Platinum can help physicians verify placement accuracy immediately after filter detachment. Celect Platinum features leg struts…

July 30th, 2014
Constantino S. Peña, MD, is an interventional radiologist with Miami Vascular Specialists in Miami, Florida. Dr. Peña received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital then completed…

June 3rd, 2014
Cook Medical is introducing the next-generation of a proven technology at the 2014 Annual Vascular Meeting of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and the SVS Foundation. Celect Platinum’s proven IVC filter is designed to enhance visibility. The specially designed…

April 17th, 2014
The angiosome concept of perfusion delineates specific vascular territories that are supplied by specific arteries. The concept may help vascular interventionalists treat tissue defects caused by critical limb ischemia (CLI) by enabling the interventionalists to target arteries according to the…

March 26th, 2014
Cook Medical's latest addition to its broad offering of wire guides is the Roadrunner® UniGlide.® The hydrophilic UniGlide offers a familiar feel and the performance physicians expect. A durable hydrophilic coating provides trackability and pushability, and a tungsten-impregnated jacket enhances visibility. A…

February 3rd, 2014
The CXI® Support Catheter is engineered for the periphery and can help you reach and cross lesions.CXI is now available in an .014 inch platform that features platinum-iridium marker bands for exceptional visibility. CXI’s stainless steel braid provides a 1:1 torque…

December 20th, 2013
The Advance® 18LP Low-Profile PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheter is now available in nearly 200 size, length, and shaft configuration options. Additional balloon diameters are 2, 9, and 10 mm, while additional lengths are 12, 15, 17, and 20 cm. A catheter…

November 5th, 2013
Dr. Larisee Lee, a physician from Southern California, talks about her experience attending a course through Cook Medical’s Vista℠Collaboration and Learning Program. We're confident you'll find an equally productive experience, whether you are just getting started or simply polishing your…
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