Endovascular Today is proud to have three of the nation’s top endovascular specialists as our Chief Medical Editors. To ensure that our focus encompasses all specialists who participate in endovascular therapies, we have chosen Chief Medical Editors from the fields of interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, and vascular surgery.
By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD
Defeating SFA Disease
By John R. Laird, Jr, MDChief Medical Editor
A quality of life assessment of patients undergoing percutaneous peripheral interventions.
By Roberto A. Corpus, MD; John A. House, MS; and Steven P. Marso, MD
Could these devices reduce morbidity while offering optimal protection?
By John H. Matsuura, MD
Experience with carotid stenting in high surgical risk patients compares favorably with historical CEA outcomes.
By Alicia Fagan
One center’s experience with the Cordis SMART stent suggests the device should play a larger role in treating this vessel.
By Mark W. Mewissen, MD
Preliminary results suggest that the PolarCath PTA system is a promising new weapon in the battle against SFA disease.
By John R. Laird, Jr, MD
Nitinol stent platforms, such as aSpire and Intracoil, may emerge as the most patient- and physician-friendly long-term solution for this troubling disorder.
By Gary M. Ansel, MD
The combination of excimer laser technology with current interventional devices and advanced recanalization techniques offers certain advantages over standard PTA techniques.
By Giancarlo Biamino, MD, and Dierk Scheinert, MD
An old technique comes back to the future.
By David H. Deaton, MD
Is therapeutic radiotherapy a viable treatment option for PAD?
By Robert S. Dieter, MD, and John R. Laird, JR, MD
In an effort to optimize the timeliness and quality of its evaluations, the FDA has initiated an innovative program.
By Garrett Pilcher; Dorothy B. Abel; and Susan A. Homire, DVM
Although this technique has yet to gain widespread acceptance, its popularity is growing, especially in high-risk patients.
By Evan C. Lipsitz, MD; Takao Ohki, MD; and Frank J. Veith, MD
CYPHER Drug-eluting Stent
Dr. Palmaz shares with us how he came to develop one of the most revolutionary devices in modern medicine.