September 2003




Chief Medical Editor's Page

FDA Approval of Carotid Artery Stenting

By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Editor


Simulation Training in 2005

In the near future, simulation training will have a significant impact on the way we learn to execute new procedures.

By James A.M. Smith, DO, and David H. Deaton, MD


Ultrahigh-Pressure PTA for Hemodialysis

These new applications using the Conquest PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheter can preserve vascular access in hemodialysis patients.

By John R. Ross, MD, A-V Access Section Editor


This prospective, randomized trial demonstrates the superiority of iodixanol to low-osmolar contrast media in preventing contrast-induced nephropathy.

By Adam Brodsky, MD, and Charles J. Davidson, MD


Complex Aortic Intervention

By Jason S. Carlson, RT, and Bruce H. Gray, DO


PFO and Stroke: The Hidden Connection

If the results of clinical trials support the more widespread use of PFO closure, the national demand for this procedure will be potentially explosive.

By Paul Kramer, MD


The Dark Side of Embolic Protection Devices

These devices will play an important role in CAS, but their use involves some trepidation.

By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD

Mastering Carotid Intervention

What you need to know before performing your next CAS procedure.

By Frank J. Criado, MD


Crime and Punishment

Are you aware of your responsibilities in complying with the rules and laws of the FDA?

By Dorothy B. Abel

Planning for Retirement: Part II

It’s never too early (or too late) to prepare for life after medicine.

By Michael P. Hatch, CFP, JD

The Future of CAS Reimbursement

Steve Phurrough, MD, MPA, CMS Director of Coverage and Analaysis, explains the process by which new procedures, such as CAS, achieve CMS reimbursement.

By Craig McChesney, publisher, interviews Steve Phurrough, MD, MPA

The SAPPHIRE and ARCHeR Updates

A report on the early progress of two trials critical to our understanding of carotid artery stenting.

By Barry T. Katzen, MD; John R. Laird, Jr, MD; and Takao Ohki, MD, PhD

Carotid Artery Stenting Risk Reduction

Knowing the risk factors for periprocedural complications can dramatically improve our CAS planning and outcomes.

By Robert S. Dieter, MD, and John R. Laird, Jr, MD


Abbott Perclose ProGlide

Five Questions With John B. Simpson, MD

Dr. Simpson sheds light on some of the benefits of plaque excision, an innovative alternative to PTA and stenting.

By John B. Simpson, MD

An Interview With Rodney White, MD

One of the world’s foremost endovascular device experts discusses the reasons for the remarkable success of a relatively new technology and the promise it holds.

By Rodney White, MD

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