In this Issue
Modern Strategies for Lesion Access and Vessel Closure
Guest Chief Medical Editor’s Page
By Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD
The most effective closure methods after utilizing tibiopedal access in endovascular procedures.
By J. A. Mustapha, MD; Carolyn Fox, BSN; Larry Diaz-Sandoval, MD; and Fadi A. Saab, MD
Technical tips and considerations that I have learned during my years of utilizing this approach.
By Kintur A. Sanghvi, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Percutaneous and surgical access and the available vascular closure devices for treating this often-challenging vascular anatomy.
By Marco Giacchi, MD; Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD; and Giovanni B. Pedrazzini, MD
This technique can be applied in a majority of AAA patients.
By Sven R.W. Vercauteren, MD, PhD, and Dominique De Roover, MD
The utility of transradial and transbrachial access for difficult arch anatomy.
By Patrick M.S. Neville, MD; Brian A. Kuhn, MD; Matthew H. Recht, MD; and Patrick E. Muck, MD
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Endologix, Inc.
The next generation of ActiveSeal™ EVAR technology.
By Julio Rodriguez-Lopez, MD, FACS
Understanding, predicting, and managing both procedure- and device-based issues.
By Hamish Hamilton, FRCS(Ed), FCS(SA); Sanjay Patel, MD, FRCS; Jason Constantinou, MD, FRCS; and Krassi Ivancev, MD, PhD
Venous expert Jose I. Almeida, MD, discusses the high mark set by current thermal ablation data, the forces affecting adoption of new therapies, and the economic realities facing today’s venous practices.
A look at the new generation of thermal tumescent and nonthermal nontumescent technologies and their best applications.
By Steve Elias, MD, FACS
How we got here, where we are now, and goals for the future.
By Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACPh, and Alan M. Dietzek, MD, RPVI, FACS
CODING & REIMBURSEMENT
A major coding change takes effect on October 1, 2014. Will you be ready?
By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR
Why you need your own system to track outside payments.
By Steven J. Cagnetta, Esq, and Steven K. Ladd
INVENTION AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The first step in bringing your medical device to market is to understand who owns the rights to your invention.
By Gerard von Hoffmann, JD
Why physicians need to play a more active role in national health care decision making.
By Carlo A. Dall’Olmo, MD
A preview of today’s new products.
Yale’s new Chief of Vascular Surgery discusses aneurysm treatment thresholds, malperfusion syndrome, serving with the United States Army, and developing a novel type of stent.