February 2006



An Interview With Frank J. Veith, MD

As Dr. Veith and the meeting that bears his name join forces with the Cleveland Clinic, he discusses the newly formed ISVS, board certification, and the evolution of vascular “surgery.”

By Frank J. Veith, MD


Lower-Extremity Plaque Excision

New technologies show potential to reduce amputation rates for atherosclerotic lower-limb ischemia.

By Prakash Makam, MD

Remote Pressure Sensing for Thoracic Endografts

Is this recently FDA-cleared technology applicable to the acute exclusion and follow-up of thoracic aortic aneurysms?

By Ross Milner, MD

Experiences With the Valiant Thoracic Endograft

Evolved from the Talent, this new device design improves trackability and enables a lower force of deployment.

By Matt Thompson, MD, and Rob Morgan, MD

Traumatic Thoracic Aortic Injury

Should endovascular repair be considered the standard of treatment?

By Peter H. Lin, MD, and Alan B. Lumsden, MD

Hybrid Thoracic Aneurysm Repair

Combination surgical and EVAR approaches for treating arch and descending thoracic aneurysms.

By Roy K. Greenberg, MD, and Lars Svensson, MD, PhD


Techniques to Facilitate Thoracic Stenting

Tips and tricks to ensure accurate device placement, patient safety, and durable outcomes.

By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD

Branched Thoracic Stent Grafts

Experiences and insights on treating arch and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms with branched grafts.

By Timothy A. M. Chuter, md; Roy K. Greenberg, MD; and David Hartley

The Gore TAG Pivotal Trial Results

Repair of descending thoracic aneurysm with the TAG device has shown improved short- and midterm results compared to open repair.

By Jae-Sung Cho, MD, and Michel Makaroun, MD


How You Can Prevent Poor Data

The FDA is focused on improving the conduct and quality of clinical trials, and here is how you can help.

By Robert P. Fiorentino, MD, MPH, and Takahiro Uchida, MD, MSc


A Tectonic Paradigm Shift

By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Editor

Treating Traumatic Thoracic Aortic Rupture

An overview of endovascular options for patients with blunt traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta.

By Philippe Amabile, MD, and Philippe Piquet, MD


Clinical Application of the Xpert Stent

New data show effectiveness in the treatment of critical limb ischemia caused by infrapopliteal lesions.

By Marc Bosiers, MD; Koen Deloose, MD; Jürgen Verbist, MD; and Patrick Peeters, MD

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