July 2006




Featured Technology: Comparing Interventional Guidewires in an Ex Vivo Model

A multiple-endpoint performance evaluation of three currently available hydrophilic guidewires.

By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD, and Joe Huang, MD


EVAR for Treating Ruptured AAAs

A standardized endovascular approach for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms is presented and studied.

By Manish Mehta, MD, MPH; John Taggert, MD; R. Clement Darling III, MD; Benjamin B. Chang, MD; Paul B. Kreienberg, MD; Philip S.K. Paty, MD; Sean P. Roddy, MD; Yaron Sternbach; Kathleen J. Ozsvath, MD; and Dhiraj M. Shah, MD


Critical Limb Ischemia

Understanding the scope of the problem.

By Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD, and John R. Laird, Jr, MD

Endovascular Treatment of Infrapopliteal Lesions

An overview of the promising approaches to treating CLI and the role of debulking devices.

By Ali Morshedi-Meibodi, MD, and Robert S. Dieter, MD, RVT

Infrapopliteal Endovascular Balloon Technology

New interventional options for treating critical limb ischemia have shown promising results to date.

By Neal C. Hadro, MD, FACS

Infrapopliteal Stenting

Early data and experiences with a promising option for preventing amputation.

By Thomas Rand, MD

Preliminary Experience With DESs in Tibial Arteries

Sirolimus-eluting stents appear to be safe and effective in treating focal infrapopliteal obstructions.

By Dierk Scheinert, MD; Giancarlo Biamino, MD; and Andrej Schmidt, MD

Absorbable Metal Stents

An update on the clinical data resulting from study of this innovative technology.

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


Coding Principles for Percutaneous Peripheral Vascular Interventions

Theory and practice regarding component coding.

By Alan B. Lumsden, MD, and Eric Peden, MD

Healthcare Organizations Partner for Free Screening Event

Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Cook Incorporated, and the American Vascular Association promote early detection and treatment of vascular disease.

By Endovascular Today Interviews Barry T. Katzen, MD

An Interview With Mark W. Mewissen, MD

A renowned vascular radiologist shares his wisdom about the state of the practice, SFA stenting, and online education.

By Mark W. Mewissen, MD

Infrapopliteal Intervention

By John R. Laird, Jr, MD, Chief Medical Editor

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