November 2006





Aptus Endovascular AAA Repair System

Report of the 1-year follow-up in a first-in-man study.

By Takao Ohki, MD; David H. Deaton, MD; and José Antonio Condado, MD


Stenting of an Occlusive Femoral Artery Plaque Embolus

A case report detailing the treatment of an uncommon complication.

By George Gordon Hartnell, FRCR, FACC


Applying What We Know About Stent Fractures

A summary of our clinical experience observing the incidence and impact of stent fractures.

By David E. Allie, MD

Are Stent Fractures Significant?

Before condemning–or even categorizing–the technology as a whole, we need to pinpoint the true factors that impact outcome.

By Gary M. Ansel, MD

Long-Term AAA Sac Pressure Monitoring

A useful, harmless, and important adjunct to postprocedural surveillance.

By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD

Limitations of Implantable Pressure Sensors for EVAR

Before this technology can be widely accepted, issues with respect to reimbursement and efficacy must be addressed.

By Geoffrey H. White, MD

Proximal Occlusion and Flow Reversal

The ideal cerebral protection method during carotid artery stenting.

By Juan C. Parodi, MD (FACS hon.); Federico E. Parodi, MD; and Claudio Schönholz, MD

Advantages and Disadvantages of Distal Protection Filter Devices

A comparative analysis of four current filter designs.

By Mark H. Wholey, MD; Gail M. Siewiorek, BS; and Ender A. Finol, PhD

Fellows Debate: Access for EVAR

Percutaneous or femoral artery cutdown? A debate from the multispecialty conference at the Texas Medical Center.

By Firas F. Mussa, MD; James H. Mitchell, MD; Joseph J. Naoum, MD; Zvonimir Krajcer, MD; and Alan B. Lumsden, MD

Conflicts of Interest

What is their potential impact on device evaluation?

By Dorothy B. Abel

An Interview With David H. Deaton, MD

A prominent vascular surgeon shares his experiences with AAA devices, the PAD Coalition, and how surgery is a family business.


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