In this Issue
A look at historic CAS milestones with an eye toward the future.
Guest Chief Medical Editors’ Page
By William A. Gray, MD, and Sumaira Macdonald, MBChB, FRCP, FRCR, PhD
A history of, and perspectives on, FDA regulation of carotid stents and associated embolic protection devices over the years.
By Sadaf A. Toor, MS; Kenneth J. Cavanaugh Jr, PhD; and Lisa M. Lim, PhD
A history of CMS decisions for angioplasty and carotid artery stenting coverage.
By Antoinette L. Sheen, MBA
National coverage decisions can play a critical role in creating the environment in which these improvements take place.
By Patrick Verta, MS Stat, MD
What will the CAS landscape look like without postmarket surveillance studies, and what will it mean for our patients?
By Herbert D. Aronow, MD, MPH
Examining stenting and endarterectomy in the context of intensive medical management.
By Brajesh K. Lal, MD; James F. Meschia, MD; and Thomas G. Brott, MD
Evaluation of transcarotid CAS with dynamic flow reversal.
By Christopher J. Kwolek, MD, and Richard M. Ruedy
What are the implications of future study in an environment with otherwise limited access to carotid stenting?
By William A. Gray, MD
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Critical factors for success: the importance of device attributes and physician experience.
By Nikhal Kansal, MD, FACS, and Zvonimir Krajcer, MD, FACC
Peter R. Nelson, MD, MS, FACS, and Benjamin W. Starnes, MD, FACS, share their insights on the learning curve, benefits, and considerations involved in choosing a percutaneous approach to EVAR.
By Peter R. Nelson, MD, MS, FACS, and Benjamin W. Starnes, MD, FACS
A new therapeutic approach using an aspiration cannula and circuit.
By Ripal T. Gandhi, MD; David Quintana, MD; Melanie Schernthaner, MD; Constantino Peña, MD; Andrew Hall, MD; Niberto Moreno, MD; James F. Benenati, MD; and Barry T. Katzen, MD
A preview of today's new products.
The esteemed interventional cardiologist discusses the future of carotid stenting, the uptake of percutaneous EVAR, and treating the complete patient.