In this Issue
Progress in Perspective
GUEST CHIEF MEDICAL EDITORS’ PAGE
By Robert Y. Rhee, MD, and Hence J.M. Verhagen, MD, PhD
A discussion of updated long-term data from randomized studies and their implication on the approach to endovascular aneurysm repair.
By Theodorus G. van Schaik, MD; Kak K. Yeung, MD, PhD; Hence J.M. Verhagen, MD, PhD; and Jan D. Blankensteijn, MD, PhD
Ask the Experts: What Have You Learned From Long-Term Data Sets Beyond 10 Years, and How Will These Data Affect Your Practice?
Experts discuss key lessons from long-term EVAR studies and what they mean for the future.
With Sean P. Lyden, MD, FACS; Ian M. Loftus, MD, FRCS; Vincent Riambau, MD, PhD; Ramesh K. Tripathi, MD, FICS, FRCS, FACP, FRACS Vascular; and Mark A. Farber, MD
A look at the patient characteristics and anatomic variations not represented in current guidelines and the best evidence for treatment.
By Jacob Budtz-Lilly, MD; Anders Wanhainen, MD, PhD; and Kevin Mani, MD, PhD, FEBVS
A review of type II endoleak natural history, frequency in procedures, imaging modalities, and current treatment options.
By Sharif H. Ellozy, MD
Assessing technical success after standard and fenestrated EVAR.
With Robert Y. Rhee, MD
Evaluating and stratifying risks based on currently available data.
By Frederico Bastos Gonçalves, MD, PhD
Dr. Rabih Chaer describes the benefits and limitations of duplex ultrasound, protocols in standard- and high-risk patients, and tips for obtaining optimal ultrasound results.
With Rabih A. Chaer, MD
Emerging needs and the role of simulation.
By David Pakeliani, MD; Isabelle Van Herzeele, MD, PhD; Mario L. Lachat, MD; and Frank E.G. Vermassen, MD, PhD
Experts discuss the impact of low-profile devices and the challenges to further reducing profile size.
With Michael D. Dake, MD; Jonathan S. Deitch, MD, FACS; Eric L.G. Verhoeven, MD, PhD; and Edward Y. Woo, MD
SUPERFICIAL VENOUS DISEASE
Maximizing the doctor/patient relationship through education and oversight.
By Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS; Steve Elias, MD, FACS; and Neil M. Khilnani, MD
By Peter F. Lawrence, MD
Following the recent 2017 American Venous Forum meeting, we asked key opinion leaders from the United States and abroad their thoughts on some of the most discussed issues that continue to be debated.
With Sergio Gianesini, MD; Ian Franklin, MBBS, MS, FRCS(Gen Surg); Evgeny Shaydakov, MD, PhD; and Patrick E. Muck, MD
FEATURED PROGRAMSponsored by Philips Volcano
With Donald S. Cross, MD, FACC; Alberto Gonzalez, MD, FACS; and Kenneth J. Wright, MD, FACS
MEDICAL AFFAIRS CORNERSponsored by Medtronic
By Lawrence A. Garcia, MD
Dr. Gandhi discusses his current research efforts in peripheral artery disease, venous disease, and interventional oncology and offers his best advice for radiation safety practices.