CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR'S PAGE
By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Editor
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Medtronic, Inc.
The AneuRx AAAdvantage Stent Graft with the Xcelerant Hydro Delivery System: A case report.
By Clifford J. Buckley, MD, FACS, and Shirley D. Buckley, MSN, RN, CS
VARICOSE VEIN UPDATE
Which modalities to use and why.
By José I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RVT
How innovation, entrepreneurship, and effective marketing were keys to success.
By Andre Zollars
An update on the recent progress and current areas of clinical study and development using this therapeutic option.
By Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RVT, and Jeffrey K. Raines, PhD, RVT
Treating a young woman's spontaneous dissection.
By Vinay Kumar, MD
VESSEL UPDATE: VASCULAR ACCESS AND CLOSURE
Can vascular access site complications be reduced?
By "Lisa" Hung Yu, MD, MBA; Benjamin W. Starnes, MD, FACS; Jean Starr, MD, FACS; and Frank R. Arko, MD
Expanding the role of PV-CTA in the overall management of PVD.
By David E. Allie, MD; Raghotham R. Patlola, MD; Agostino Ingraldi, MD; Chris J. Hebert, RT(R), RCIS; and Craig M. Walker, MD
Obtaining both force and anatomic imaging and how this might affect endovascular repair.
By Felix J.V. Schlösser, MD; Hamid R. Mojibian, MD; Hence J.M. Verhagen, MD, PhD; Frans L. Moll, MD, PhD; David Gortler, PharmD; and Bart E. Muhs, MD, PhD
Advances in imaging provide physicians with the confidence to confront procedures previously thought impossible.
By Vikash R. Goel, MS; Anil Ambekar, MD; and Roy K. Greenberg, MD
One hospital's experience provides the guidelines for the planning, designing, and construction of a state-of-the-art endovascular suite in an operating room theater.
By Marshall E. Benjamin, MD
An overview of IVUS technology, discussing both its ideal uses and the potential drawbacks that must be considered.
By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD
Diagnostic accuracy and improved spatial resolution make this an invaluable tool.
By Peter H. Lin, MD; Panagiotis Kougias, MD; Tam T. Huynh, MD; and Joseph S. Coselli, MD
An integrated interventional suite with a practical design and modern imaging equipment will save time and costs and will benefit patients and interventionists alike.
By Patrick Peeters, MD; Jürgen Verbist, MD; Koen Deloose, MD; and Marc Bosiers, MD
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Orqis Medical Corporation
Procedural techniques for insertion and removal.
By Aaron Schoenkerman, MD; Laura Eaton, RN; Shawn Donnelly, RN; and Ernest Haeusslein, MD
Regulatory terminology associated with device labeling.
By Dorothy B. Abel and Angela C. Smith
A vascular surgeon and interventional vascular specialist describes his group's multidisciplinary approach to treating ruptured AAAs, stent graft improvements worth making, and how to build PAD awareness.