In this Issue
In-depth analyses of CREST and other major carotid revascularization trials, and how their results will affect practices around the world.
By William A. Gray, MD, and Sumaira Macdonald, MBChB (Comm.), FRCP, FRCR, PhD
This trial was designed to meet the need for a sufficient comparison of CAS and CEA for patients with carotid atherosclerosis.
By Rita Coram, MD, and Alex Abou-Chebl, MD
A critique of the EVA-3S, SPACE, ICSS, SAPPHIRE, and CREST studies.
By Sumaira Macdonald, MBCHB (COMM.), FRCP, FRCR, PHD
A multidisciplinary roundtable of carotid experts discusses recent trial data, difficulties in comparative analyses, the search for definitive conclusions, and the new questions arising with every published dataset.
By William A. Gray, MD; L. Nelson Hopkins, MD; Barry T. Katzen, MD, FACC, FACR, FSIR; Sumaira Macdonald, MBChB (Comm.), FRCP, FRCR, PhD; and Frank J. Veith, MD
Cranial nerve injury should be included in a 30-day neurological outcomes composite endpoint in carotid revascularization.
By Mandy J. Binning, MD, and L. Nelson Hopkins, MD
By Frank J. Veith, MD
By Wesley S. Moore, MD
By William A. Gray, MD
With further collaboration among specialties and careful consideration of the available data, CAS performed by experienced operators may become accepted as frontline therapy in properly selected patients.
By Chris Metzger, MD
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Boston Scientific Corporation
By Alberto Cremonesi, MD; Chiara Grattoni, MD; Federico Colombo, MD; Andrea Zuffi, MD; and Fausto Castriota, MD
High Surgical Risk. Symptomatic/Mixed.
High Surgical Risk. Mixed.
Using the StarClose vascular closure device to repair the unintended placement of a dual-lumen catheter without surgery.
By Mojtaba Gashti, DO, FACOS; Jason M. Radecke, MD; AND Marc Curvin
A case report and review of the techniques.
By Richard C. Hershberger, MD, and Ross Milner, MD
A preview of today’s new products
How the field of cardiovascular surgery is changing in light of new technology and its ever-increasing coordination with interventional cardiology.