August 2008





Venous Update

By Barry T. Katzen, MD, Chief Medical Editor


Peripheral Artery Composition Evaluated With OCT

Optical coherence tomography is poised to deliver the same high-resolution imaging of the peripheral vasculature as it has in the coronary arteries.

By J. Jacob Mancuso, MD; Kiran Cheruku, MD; Nate J. Kemp, PhD; Thomas Milner, PhD; Christopher Banas; Fermin Tio, MD; and Marc D. Feldman, MD


Dissociation and Removal of a Carotid Thrombus

A discussion of this minimally invasive technique and a comprehensive literature review of the different options for the treatment of a carotid thrombus.

By Emad Kandil, MD; Ahmed Sawas, MD; Presley Swann, MD; Gary Gwertzman, MD; and Jonathan Deitch, MD


Hybrid Procedures in the Treatment of Carotid Stenosis

A feasible technique applied to complex carotid plaque and anatomy.

By Elena Y. Rakhlin, MD; Ronald M. Fairman, MD; Jeffrey P. Carpenter, MD; Grace J. Wang, MD; Benjamin M. Jackson, MD; and Edward Y. Woo, MD


PE in DVT Roundtable

A panel of experts discusses treatment options, pitfalls, and unanswered questions.

By Peter A. Soukas, MD; Kwame Amankwah, MD, MSc, FACS; and Anthony Venbrux, MD

Oral Contraceptives and Deep Vein Thrombosis

Are oral contraceptives a risk factor for progression to DVT in patients with undiagnosed May-Thurner anatomy?

By Erin H. Murphy, MD; Charles M. Davis III, BS; and Frank R. Arko, MD

Treating the Small Saphenous Vein

Anatomical considerations and techniques for treating the SSV and junctional tributaries.

By Steve Elias, MD, FACS, FACPh; and Neil Khilnani, MD

DVT: The Patient's Perspective

When the senior peripheral marketing manager for a mechanical thrombectomy device manufacturer learned he had a deep vein thrombosis, he learned firsthand the frustrations of being a DVT patient.

By Dan Janse


The New Benchmark in Hydrophilic Wires?

By David J. Burkart, MD, and John J. Borsa, MD

An Interview with Kieran Murphy, MD

A renowned interventional neuroradiologist discusses the state of endovascular intervention in the US, explains his recent decision to move to Canada, and offers his advice to new physicians.


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