CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR'S PAGE
By Barry T. Katzen, MD, Chief Medical Editor
Use of compliant occlusion balloons during EVAR for AAA rupture.
By Manish Mehta, MD, MPH
IMAGING & DIAGNOSTICS
Duplex ultrasound, CTA, and MRA for the imaging diagnosis of renal artery disease.
By Olusegun O. Osinbowale, MD, and Yung-Wei Chi, DO
Bifurcated RAS in a patient with refractory hypertension and pulmonary edema.
By Shakeel Usmani, MD; David J. James, MD; and Issam D. Moussa, MD
In properly selected patients who are not IV tPA candidates, intra-arterial thrombolysis and mechanical embolectomy are viable therapeutic options.
By Alex Abou-Chebl, MD
Gerald Wyse, MD, discusses today's device options, the learning curve, and what interventionists adopting this therapy should know.
Techniques for treating intracranial stenosis.
By Lee R. Guterman, PhD, MD, and Kenneth S. Smerka, RPA-C
Simulators serve as a valuable training aid for new neurointerventional fellows and others who may be inexperienced with catheter-endovascular techniques.
By Christopher S. Ogilvy, MD; Rodney M. Samuelson, MD; Bernard R. Bendok, MD; Kenneth V. Snyder, MD, PhD; Gursant S. Atwal, BS; Alexander M. Morrison; Adnan H. Siddiqui, MD, PhD; L. Nelson Hopkins, MD; and Elad I. Levy, MD
An overview of intracranial stents for the treatment of atherosclerotic disease and aneurysms and a glance into the promising future of newer devices.
By Amit Mahajan, MBBS, MD, and Ketan R. Bulsara, MD
An interview with James F. McKinsey, MD, about the use of percutaneous directional atherectomy in 579 lesions in the treatment of lower extremity ischemia.
SOCIETY UPDATE: PVSS
A discussion with Tina R. Desai, MD, FACS, about the society's eligibility requirements, focus on all aspects of peripheral vascular care, and annual meetings.
The Department Chair of Vascular Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic discusses the role of embolic protection devices and the potential impact of CMS's decision not to expand reimbursement for CAS.