CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR'S PAGE
By Barry T. Katzen, MD, Chief Medical Editor
VARICOSE VEIN UPDATE
The importance of exposing fellows to all aspects of venous disease.
By Steve Elias, MD
How a cardiology practice turned a small investment in a new procedural offering into a lucrative and satisfying outpatient business model.
By Ariel D. Soffer, MD, FACC
The histological findings of endovenous ablation show that it is a successful treatment option.
By Ronald Bush, MD, FACS
Reinforcing the aorta with an external aortic band can prevent type I endoleak after EVAR.
By Zvonimir Krajcer, MD, and Igor D. Gregoric, MD
Irregular atherosclerotic disease made crossing the lesion difficult.
By Lee R. Guterman, PhD, MD
A complex carotid intervention in a patient with a bicarotid trunk and anomalous origin of the right subclavian artery.
By James D. Joye, DO; Omar Wani, MD; and Samir Bhatt, MD
Technical considerations of a common carotid artery approach in treating a challenging problem.
By Peter H. Lin, MD, and Joseph S. Coselli, MD
Concomitant endovascular exclusion of a contained ruptured aortic arch aneurysm with an Endofit cartridge-loaded stent graft and supra-aortic debranching.
By Lefeng Qu, MD, PhD, and Dieter Raithel, MD, PhD
Use of emergent intra-arterial thrombolysis and middle cerebral artery angioplasty to treat ischemic stroke after TEVAR.
By Manish Mehta, MD, Mph; John B. Taggert, md; Yaron Sternbach, MD; Paul B. Kreienberg, md; Sean P. Roddy, MD; Stephanie Saltzberg, MD; Kathleen J. Ozsvath, MD; Philip S.K. Paty, MD; Benjamin B. Chang, MD; Dhiraj Shah, MD; and R. Clement Darling III, MD
With every procedure attempted, another complication arose.
By Joost A. van Herwaarden, MD, PhD; Ommid Kodadade Jahrome, MD; Richard van Hillegersberg, MD, PhD; Frans L. Moll, MD, PhD; and Hence J.M. Verhagen, MD, PhD
Isolated endovascular therapy can be performed successfully in appropriate anatomy.
By Ross Milner, MD
A staged hybrid procedure and a fenestrated endograft were used to treat this challenging presentation.
By R. M. Walkden, MRCS, FRCR; Rob A. Morgan, MRCP, FRCR; Ian Loftus, MD, FRCS; and Matt Thompson, MB, FRCS
Consideration and options.
By Kate Pfaff, BS; Qingsheng Lu, MD; and Roy K. Greenberg, MD
Analyzing red flags for treating renal artery stenosis.
By James A. M. Smith, DO
Two case studies using a retrograde approach with a combination of different devices to treat recurrent lower-extremity ischemia.
By Soo Rhee, MD, and James F. McKinsey, MD
Alternative options for accessing and treating this challenging but common indication.
By Tony S. Das, MD, FACC
Catheter-directed therapy in the presence of an inferior vena cava filter.
By Bulent Arslan, MD, and Alan H. Matsumoto, MD
With a difficult MI case, you might have a few minutes to save a life. That is a few minutes to choose and navigate a guidewire and catheter, take arteriograms, find the lesion, dilate, and place a stent. Practicing on a simulator before you are actually faced with a life-threatening case is an ideal way to help you become prepared.
By Theodore A. Bass, MD, and Kevin J. Kunkler, MD
At the forefront of radiology research, Dr. Haskal discusses stent graft use in dialysis, embolotherapy by IRs, and why 2007 is the year of DVT.