In this Issue
Leading aortic interventionists discuss the progress and potential of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR’S PAGE
A case report of simultaneous inadvertent injury to both the subclavian and internal mammary arteries treated with endovascular techniques.
By Saher S. Sabri, MD; Ulku C. Turba, MD; and John F. Angle, MD
Underdiagnosed or a lot of hot air?
By Gustavo S. Oderich, MD
W. Anthony Lee, MD, principal investigator of EVAR trials past and present, believes that control, accuracy, and reliability are the three key features that separate a great device from a good device.
Interventional radiologist Barry T. Katzen, MD, FACC, FACR, FSIR, explains his role in the early development of endograft procedures and shares his perspective on device development and the value of live-case meetings.
Bart Muhs, MD, PhD, discusses his experience with various imaging modalities, as well as the vital role of AAA screening.
Takao Ohki, MD, PhD, provides an overview of EVAR’s emergence in Japan, including progress of the procedure to date and the advantages and disadvantages of the country’s unique regulatory restrictions.
Hence J.M. Verhagen, MD, PhD, talks about the advantages to early adoption of new devices, his follow-up protocols, and his current clinical trial efforts.
Frank J. Veith, MD, discusses recent data that reveal the benefits of EVAR over open repair in ruptured aneurysm patients.
Roy K. Greenberg, MD, explains how endovascular aneurysm repair procedures continue to progress, enabling the treatment of more patients and challenging anatomies.
Roger Greenhalgh, MD, discusses endovascular practice in the United Kingdom and the bearing that upcoming trial results will have on the future of EVAR.
Zvonimir Krajcer, MD, discusses the growing popularity of this procedure and offers advice to those interested in adding it to their practice.
Andrew Holden, MBChB, FRANZCR, provides his unique perspective on EVAR and a look at his latest trial experiences with new technologies.
Corey Teigen, MD, explains how the marriage of these two fields combines to provide excellent patient care.
Dr. Golzarian discusses the role of embolization in interventional radiology and what we can expect from the 2010 GEST meeting.