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Below-The-Knee Implants and Dissection Repair: A Review of Current Applications and New Data


John H. Rundback, MD, FSIR, FSVMB, FAHA – Moderator
Interventional Institute
Holy Name Medical Center
Teaneck, New Jersey

George L. Adams, MD, MHS, MBA, FACC, FSCAI
Interventional Cardiology
Director, Cardiovascular and Peripheral Vascular Research
UNC REX Healthcare
Associate Professor of Medicine
UNC School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Ehrin Armstrong, MD
Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
University of Colorado
Aurora, Colorado

Michael K. W. Lichtenberg, MD, FESC
Arnsberg Vascular Clinic
Arnsberg Vascular Center
Arnsberg, Germany


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This activity is designed for interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, podiatrists, nurses, PAs, vascular and interventional techs.


Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify and properly grade dissections in arteries below-the-knee
  • Understand the data surrounding new BTK implant technology and be able to apply this to clinical practice
  • Determine the optimal course of treatment for advanced CLI patients


To be eligible for credit, participants must complete the online activity, a post-test assessment, and the evaluation. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to print a certificate or other documentation of credit.

Release Date: June 30, 2020
Expiration Date: October 31, 2023
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour

There is no fee associated with this activity.


HMP Education would like to thank the following company who has supported the "Below-The-Knee Implants and Dissection Repair: A Review of Current Applications and New Data" through educational grants and/or in-kind support: Philips


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The faculty has reported the following:

Dr. Adams: Advisory Board—Abbott Vascular, Boston Scientific, Cook Medical, Philips; Consultant—Abbott Vascular, Cook Medical, CSI, Philips; Speaker—Abbott Vascular
Dr. Armstrong: Consultant—Abbott Vascular, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Philips, PQ Bypass
Dr. Rundback: Consultant—Abbott, Angiodynamics, Bard, Boston Scientific, CSI, Cordis/Cardinal Health, INTACT Vascular, Medtronic, Philips, Vesper; Grant/Research Support—(Site National Pi - No Individual Compensation) ABRE – Medtronic Biomet Continued Access – Biologic Surveil (Transcend Study)- Surmodics Toba II – Intact Vascular Toba BTK – Intact Vascular SAVAL – Boston Scientific Plx-Cli-03, Pluristem, Ltd Plx-Cli-05, Pluristem, Ltd Limfo, Mercator In.Pact Av Access – Medtronic Lutonix BTK, Bard Pathfinder - Angiodynamics Stand Trial - Micro Medical Solutions; Speakers' Bureau—Abbott, AngioDynamics, Bard Vascular, Boston Scientific, Cardiovascular Systems Inc, Cordis/Cardinal Health, Gore, Intact Vascular, Medtronic, Philips, Vesper Medical; Major Stock Shareholder - AVAIL

Dr. Lichtenberg has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).


Peter Oettgen, MD
Preventive Cardiology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Oettgen has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).


Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN (nurse planner)
Susie Seaman Wound Care Consulting
San Diego, CA

Ms. Seaman has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).

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