April 2003



Meet the Chief Medical Editors

Endovascular Today is proud to have three of the nation’s top endovascular specialists as our Chief Medical Editors. To ensure that our focus encompasses all specialists who participate in endovascular therapies, we have chosen Chief Medical Editors from the fields of interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, and vascular surgery.

By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD

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New Tools for an Old Problem

By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Editor

Treating Proximal Deep Vein Thrombosis

An aggressive approach favors early thrombus removal to preserve outflow and function of the valves.

By Bo Eklof, MD, PhD, and Karthikeshwar Kasirajan, MD

The Potential of Acoustic Energy

A new technology holds the promise of providing greater benefits and utility for treating endovascular occlusive disease.

By John Lipman, MD

Bilateral Chronic Total Occlusions

Percutaneous recanalization of occlusions of the superficial femoral arteries using the Frontrunner CTO catheter.

By Bassam Roukoz, MD; Satish Surabhi, MD; Rebecca Kilfoy, RN, RCIS; Daniel Dadourian, MD; AND Daniel J. McCormick, DO

Challenging Case

Dissection by Cutting Balloon Angioplasty

By Duccio Baldari, MD; Cezar S. Staniloae, MD; Khashayar Sehhat, MD; John T. Coppola, MD; and Tak W. Kwan, MD

Endovascular Aortic Reconstruction

Use of Preview software to plan and predict intervention.

By David H. Deaton, MD, and Richard Neville, MD

Closure Device Overview

Vascular closure devices continue to emerge and evolve, offering potential benefits to both patients and practitioners.

By Zoltan G. Turi, MD

Manual Compression May Not Be Benign!

An endovascular surgeon’s “view from the inside” of vascular access site hemostasis.

By David E. Allie, MD; Chris J. Hebert, RT, RCIS; Craig M. Walker, MD; and Ronald P. Caputo, MD

Vascular Access Site Management in High-Risk Patients

Use of a new suture closure device is associated with high procedural success and low rates of bleeding.

By Thomas M. Shimshak, MD

Matrix Vascular Sealing Gel

A promising alternative to access site closure.


The Angio-Seal Device

The internal fixation of external collagen closure devices is an increasingly popular means of vascular closure.

By Robert J. Applegate, MD

The VasoSeal Collagen Device

One center’s experience with VasoSeal.

By John Goodwin, MD

Staple-Mediated Vascular Closure

A novel percutaneous design of traditional surgical technology addresses the limitations of current vascular closure devices.

By David E. Allie, MD; Chris J. Hebert, RT, RCIS; Craig M. Walker, MD; and Ronald P. Caputo, MD

Expanded Access

What you need to know about compassionate and emergency uses of investigational and unapproved devices.

By Dorothy B. Abel

Noninvasive Hemostasis Pad

This device is associated with significantly fewer complications after both diagnostic and interventional procedures.

By Barry R. Alter, MD

The Duett Pro Sealing Device

A novel approach to vascular sealing.

By Robert Bersin, MD


NITREX Nitinol Guidewires

Five Questions

The inventor of the AngioGuard device discusses the state of innovation and technology in medicine today.

By Jay Yadav, MD

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About Endovascular Today

Endovascular Today is a publication dedicated to bringing you comprehensive coverage of all the latest technology, techniques, and developments in the endovascular field. Our Editorial Advisory Board is composed of the top endovascular specialists, including interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, neurologists, and vascular medicine practitioners, and our publication is read by an audience of more than 22,000 members of the endovascular community.