September 2006




Orbital Atherectomy

Initial experiences with a new system for the percutaneous treatment of peripheral vascular stenosis.

By Richard R. Heuser, MD; Robert Safian, MD; Marc Bosiers, MD; and Mark A. Turco, MD


Successful Endovenous Ablation

Is it the technology or the technique?

By Steve Elias, MD, with Jose I. Almeida, MD; Peter Gloviczki, MD; Nick Morrison, MD; and Julianne Stoughton, MD


Guidelines for the Use of Optional (Retrievable and Convertible) Vena Cava Filters

A summary of the SIR multidisciplinary consensus statement.

By John A. Kaufman, MD

The Role of Optional Filters

Are the perceived benefits and disadvantages real?

By Christoph A. Binkert, MD


A Review of Endovascular Options for Critical Limb Ischemia

The advantages and disadvantages of the latest advances in percutaneous intervention.

By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD

Complex Chronic Total Occlusion Treatment Using a Re-Entry Catheter

A creative approach utilizing retrograde re-entry from the popliteal artery to the proximal SFA.

By Tony S. Das, MD

A Different Approach

Employing a bidirectional technique for treating an iliac CTO.

By Robert M. Bersin, MD

SFA Revascularization Using the Viabahn Endoprosthesis

Technical considerations from a challenging case.

By Richard D. Coats, MD; John G. Adams, Jr, MD; and Paul W. Humphrey, MD

Improving Quality of Life

The legs, the heart, and sex: What is the connection? An iliac artery case report.

By David E. Allie, MD; Chris J. Hebert, RT(R), R-CIS; Raghotham Patlola, MD; and Craig M. Walker, MD

Treating Complex Femoropopliteal Lesions

A case presentation showing how modern endovascular tools can facilitate optimal treatment.

By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD

Laser Treatment

Using the Spectranetics Turbo catheter to treat a calcified lesion and a thrombotic occlusion in the SFA

By Robert Gallino, MD


Results Using the PolarCath Peripheral Dilatation System and Sterling PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheter

Percutaneous intervention of an occluded SFA.

By Gregory K. Kumkumian, MD


Evaluation of Renal Artery Stenting

Clinical study design, nonclinical testing, and regulatory considerations for appropriate use of this technology.

By Kenneth J. Cavanaugh, Jr, PhD

An Interview with Takao Ohki, MD, PhD

EVT's Chief vascular surgeon on his move to Japan, his new position in the US, and the current state of the art in Japan.

By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD

Lower-Extremity Intervention: Meeting the Challenge?

By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Editor

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