CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR'S PAGE
By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD
Experts share their experiences with early intervention using pharmacomechanical thrombectomy and temporary filter placement, which have shown rapid symptom resolution and encouraging outcomes.
By Mark W. Mewissen, MD; Anthony C. Venbrux, MD; and Peter H. Lin, MD
VESSEL UPDATE: AAA
With enrollment more than half complete, the PIVOTAL trial aims to answer the question of the best treatment model for patients with small aneurysms.
By Daniel G. Clair, MD, and Kenneth Ouriel, MD
A challenging renal artery stent placement procedure.
By Edward Miner, MD, and Zvonimir Krajcer, MD
Manual compression may not be benign, but is it the lesser of two evils?
By Thomas M. Tu, MD, and Jennifer A. Tremmel, MD, SM
Key considerations and new developments to achieve optimal endograft placement.
By Frank J. Criado, MD
Anatomic considerations, therapeutic limitations, and clinical outcomes.
By Peter H. Lin, MD; Tam T. Huynh, MD; Joseph S. Coselli, MD; and Kenneth L. Mattox, MD
What should the next generation of TEVAR devices bring?
By W. Anthony Lee, MD
As operator experience increases and our approaches to treating branch vessels progress, the limitations associated with TEVAR will decrease.
By Lee J. Goldstein, MD; Venkatesh G. Ramaiah, MD; and James F. McKinsey, MD
Expanding endograft therapy to the entire aorta.
By Alan B. Lumsden, MD; Eric K. Peden, MD; Jon-Cecil Walkes, MD; Mahesh Ramchandani, MD; Uttam Tripathy, MD; and Michael J. Reardon, MD
The great vessels of the aortic arch require uniquely tailored therapeutic options.
By Shin Ishimaru, MD; Satoshi Kawaguchi, MD; and Yoshihiko Yokoi, MD
An advantageous alternative to CT.
By Karthik Kasirajan, MD
Are aortic endografts changing the treatment paradigm?
By Ross Milner, MD
Dr. Arko discusses the importance of filter use, his experience with radial artery stenting, and what to do when level-1 evidence contrasts institutional experience.