In this Issue
2016 and Beyond
GUEST CHIEF MEDICAL EDITORS’ PAGE
By Edward Y. Woo, MD, and Ian M. Loftus, MD, FRCS, Guest Chief Medical Editors
Devices on the horizon that will allow near-total endovascular techniques to become a reality.
By Cherrie Z. Abraham, MD, and Victor M. Rodriguez, MD
A discussion of new stent graft designs for pathology of the thoracic aorta.
By Matthew P. Sweet, MD, and Benjamin W. Starnes, MD
Weighing the risk of rupture and the benefits of treating thoracic aortic aneurysms < 6 cm.
By Benjamin O. Patterson, PhD, MRCS, and Robert J. Hinchliffe, MD, FRCS
A review of the data on thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair in patients with connective tissue disorders.
By Prof. Michael Jacobs, MD, PhD; Dr. Barend Mees, MD, PhD; and Prof. Geert Willem Schurink, MD, PhD
Is endovascular therapy now the gold standard for repair?
By Colin D. Bicknell, MD, FRCS, and Mohamad Hamady, MBChBm, FRCR
Choosing the best imaging modality to assess aortic dissection based on each patient’s unique clinical factors.
By Young-Wook Kim, MD; Yang-Jin Park, MD; and Duk-Kyung Kim, MD
Defining a protocol for timing and extent of intervention.
By Zhu Ting, MD, PhD, and Weiguo Fu, MD, PhD
With Edward Y. Woo, MD; Manish Mehta, MD, MPH; and Jason T. Lee, MD
With Peter R. Nelson, MD; Ian M. Loftus, MD, FRCS; and Tilo Kölbel, MD, PhD
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Medtronic
A promising off-the-shelf option for endovascular aneurysm repair for abdominal aortic aneurysms.
By Alan M. Dietzek, MD, RPVI, FACS
VESSEL UPDATE: CLI
Principal Investigators Alik Farber, MD; Matthew T. Menard, MD; and Kenneth Rosenfield, MD, discuss the trial’s progress and recent protocol modifications.
A case description of a young athlete treated with mechanical thrombectomy and low-dose thrombolytics in a single session.
By Frank R. Arko III, MD; A. Carson Milner, BS; and Hector O. Crespo Soto, MD
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by TriVascular, Inc.
New TriVascular Ovation iX™ Delivery System adds integrated sheath and an additional option for gate cannulation.
By Steve Henao, MD, FACS, FACC
EUROPEAN FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by JOTEC GmbH
Iliac branch devices should be the standard of care in degenerated common iliac arteries > 18 mm.
By Afshin Assadian, MD
CODING & REIMBURSEMENT
A review of changes in CPT coding for interventional procedures effective January 2016.
By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR
Highlights from a candid discussion held at the 2015 ESVS meeting in Porto, Portugal.
The Past President of CIRSE shares her expert insights on UAE, traumatic hemorrhage, and the most important role of interventional radiology societies.