CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR'S PAGE
By John R. Laird, Jr, MD, Chief Medical Editor
NEW DIRECTIONS IN SIMULATION
A look at the new technology, what is on the horizon, and how medical simulation can be used as part of endovascular training.
By David L. Dawson, MD
One physician's experience with simulation to educate physicians on new devices and therapies.
By Professor Alain Cribier, MD
An analysis of published series underlines the importance of learning curve and experience.
By Sumaira Macdonald, MBChB (Comm.), FRCP, FRCR, PhD; Jonathan Smout, MBChB, MD, FRCS; and Gerry Stansby, BA, MBBChir, MA, FRCS, Mchir
An experienced interventionist's procedural guidelines to facilitate safe CAS outcomes.
By E. Bruce McIff, MD, FACR, FSIR
The case for risk stratification.
By Issam D. Moussa, MD
Multiple guidewires provide stability for advancement of guide catheters, stent deployment, and filter recovery in cases when tortuosity and complex anatomy make conventional approaches difficult.
By Michael H. Wholey, MD; William Wu, MD; and Boulos Toursarkissian, MD
Principal investigators from four major US and international carotid artery therapy clinical trials discuss their latest developments, progress to date, and long-term goals.
Dr. Milner discusses some of the many decisions facing vascular specialists today with new technological developments in the fields of thoracic, abdominal, and carotid disease therapy. What can you tell us abou