September 2009

 

In this Issue

Neurovascular Management

Revascularization in acute strokes, stenoses, cerebral aneurysms, and AVMs requires specialized techniques guided by advanced neuroimaging methods.

Issue

Supplement

CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR'S PAGE

The Neurovascular Frontier

By Lee R. Guterman, PhD, MD - Guest Chief Medical Editor

VESSEL UPDATE: VARICOSE VEINS

Review of Chronic Venous Insufficiency

From vein stripping to endovenous ablation, a look at the various techniques available for treatment.

By Olusegun O. Osinbowale, MD, and Yung-Wei Chi, DO

TECHNIQUES

PTA and Stenting of Extracranial VAS

Percutaneous angioplasty and stent placement should be the first treatment proposed for VBI caused by vertebral artery stenosis.

By Michel Henry, MD; Antonios Polydorou, MD; Isabelle Henry, MD; and Michèle Hugel, RN

COVER STORY

Current Perspective on Self-Expanding Stents for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Experience with this technique and a preview of the first FDA-approved prospective trial, SARIS.

By Elad I. Levy, MD, FACS, FAHA; Sabareesh K. Natarajan, MD, MS; Adnan H. Siddiqui, MD, PhD; Kenneth V. Snyder, MD, PhD; Erik F. Hauck, MD, PhD; J Mocco, MD, MS; and L. Nelson Hopkins, MD, FACS

Stroke Systems of Care

The benefits of mandatory EMS transport of stroke patients to designated centers.

By Colin P. Derdeyn, MD

Endovascular Thrombectomy for Treating Acute Ischemic Stroke

Using the Merci and Penumbra systems to restore flow to ischemic brain.

By John P. Deveikis, MD

Flow Diversion for Intracranial Aneurysm Treatment

How this new technology may expand the types of intracranial aneurysms that can be treated.

By David Fiorella, MD, PhD; Michael Kelly, MD; and Henry Woo, MD

MR and CT Perfusion in Acute Ischemic Stroke

The uses, methods, and risks associated with these alternative imaging modalities.

By Catalina C. Ionita, MD; Eve A. Guterman; and Lee R. Guterman, PhD, MD

Intracranial Angioplasty and Stenting

Assessing the need for continued clinical exploration of the safety, efficacy, and durability of intracranial interventions.

By Vincent V. Truong, MD, and Alex Abou-Chebl, MD

An Interview With Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM

Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM, talks about TCT's 2009 move to the West Coast, challenges in interpreting clinical trial designs and data, and one of the most rewarding moments in his practice this year.

By Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM
 

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