In this Issue
Expert advice on handling a variety of difficult scenarios in peripheral vascular intervention.
CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR'S PAGE
By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Editor
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by AccessClosure, Inc.
Adopting extravascular closure technology in the catheterization lab.
By Ameer Kabour, MD, FACC, FSCAI, and E. Dean Nukta, MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI
IMAGING & DIAGNOSTICS
Early use of multislice CTA to evaluate the distal internal carotid artery and the Circle of Willis and their correlation with stroke.
By Michael Wholey, MD, MBA; Albert Wu, BA; Ian Nowak, RT (CT); and William C. L. Wu, MD, FACC
Although endovascular advances provide a new array of options in appropriately selected patients, surgical techniques also continue to see innovation.
By Richard F. Neville, MD; Joseph Babrowicz, MD; and David H. Deaton, MD
Endovascular and surgical options in complex visceral aneurysm treatment.
By Vikram S. Kashyap, MD, FACS
In the proper clinical setting, a rapid, minimally invasive treatment for life-threatening diverticular hemorrhage can be provided.
By Robert Worthington-Kirsch, MD
Left subclavian artery revascularization in the management of thoracic aortic aneurysms.
By Frank R. Arko, MD
Treatment of a type A aortic dissection and a discussion of the available options.
By Rafael Trunfio, MD; Francesco Siclari, MD; and Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD
An aorto-uni-iliac stent graft placement successfully repairs an endoleak secondary to fabric tear.
By Saher S. Sabri, MD; Nancy L. Harthun, MD; Lleowell M. Garcia, MD; Ulku C. Turba, MD; John F. Angle, MD; and Alan H. Matsumoto, MD
After failed conventional guidewire crossing, RF guidewire passage is attempted in a dialysis patient.
By James F. McGuckin, MD
Why a percutaneous approach with redo endografting should be considered for patients with distal endograft migration and acute abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture.
By Zvonimir Krajcer, MD, FACC
Increasing application of EVAR and adjunctive procedures for endoleak repair may increase the incidence of this complication.
By Rashad G. Choudry, MD; Kathleen M. Lamb, BS; John Blebea, MD; Tejwant Datta, MD; and H. Hank Simms, MD
Interventionists must be prepared to handle access difficulties and procedural complications.
By Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD, RVT; Steven C. Powell, MD; Michael Stoner, MD; Sangeeta Mandapaka, MD; Jeffrey H. Freihage, MD; and Robert S. Dieter, MD, RVT
With several drug-eluting stent trials underway, Dr. Peeters shares his involvement in two clinical studies and his opinion on the promise for future devices, from their use in various vascular beds to the potential cost benefit.