In this Issue
New Research, Data, and Directions in Access Care
Guest Chief Medical Editor’s Page
By Bart Dolmatch, MD, FSIR
Leading clinical researcher Ziv J. Haskal, MD, discusses ideal application, pitfall avoidance, and long-term results.
With Ziv J. Haskal, MD
The rationale for investigating the use of paclitaxel-coated balloons in vascular access.
By Stavros Spiliopoulos, MD, PhD, EBIR
An alternative technique to catheter-directed thrombolysis in the patient undergoing dialysis.
By Nicholas J. Petruzzi, MD; Jonas W. Redmond, MD; and Timothy W.I. Clark, MD, FSIR
How to choose the right catheter tip for optimal performance in different anatomic right atria configurations.
By John R. Ross, MD; Michael Gallichio, MD; and Ingemar Davidson, MD, PhD
Ultrasound-guided brachial plexus blocks for arteriovenous access intervention are advantageous for the patient and operator.
By David Shemesh, MD, RVT; Yefim Raikhinstein, MD; Ilya Goldin, MD; and Oded Olsha, MB, BS
Drs. Jeffrey E. Hull and Dheeraj K. Rajan discuss technical concepts and ongoing research in this emerging option for hemodialysis access.
With Jeffrey E. Hull, MD, and Dheeraj K. Rajan, MD
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Boston Scientific Corporation
A look at the background of renal denervation studies and the future directions of this therapy for patients with hypertension.
By Krishna Rocha-Singh, MD; Farrell O. Mendelsohn, MD; and Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM, FACC, FSCAI
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Medtronic Endovascular
How years of stent graft design innovation guided by real-world research and formal feedback have resulted in a device with better anatomic conformability.
By Jeffrey Indes, MD, and Mansi Sanghvi, MD
CODING & REIMBURSEMENT
Clearing up use of the new codes for vertebroplasty and vertebral augmentation.
By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR
The esteemed interventional cardiologist and EXCITE ISR study PI shares his insights on restenosis treatments, peripheral embolic protection, and physician-industry partnerships.