September 2008





Evaluating Thoracic Aortic Therapy

By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Editor


A Roundtable Discussion With Invatec

By Andrea Venturelli, CEO, CTO; Stefan Widensholer; and Jack Springer


Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent DVT and PE

The Venous Disease Coalition meeting launches new initiatives in research and awareness.

By Steven McChesney, News Chief


Approaches to Risk Stratification for TEVAR

Current evidence and future directions using ECG-gated computed tomography.

By Michael A. Sergi, MS, MD; Felix J. V. Schlösser, MD; Hamid R. Mojibian, MD; and Bart E. Muhs, MD, PhD

Cerebrospinal Fluid Drainage During TEVAR

When and how we employ CSF drainage to prevent spinal cord ischemia.

By Manish Mehta, MD, MPH; Jeffrey C. Hnath, MD; Yaron Sternbach, MD; John B. Taggert, MD; Paul B. Kreienberg, MD; Andreas Spirig, MD; Sean P. Roddy, MD; Phillip S.K. Paty, MD; Kathleen Ozsvath, MD; Benjamin Chang, MD; R. Clement Darling III, MD; and Dhiraj Shah, MD

Percutaneous Access for TEVAR

The Preclose technique and the Proglide device offer safe and effective percutaneous access for thoracic endovascular aortic repair.

By W. Anthony Lee, MD

Thoracic Endograft Explant Analysis

Lessons learned from experiences with surgical conversion after failed endovascular thoracic aortic repair.

By Peter H. Lin, MD, and Joseph S. Coselli, MD

The STABLE Trial

Joseph Lombardi, MD, describes the Zenith Dissection Endovascular System and the STABLE trial, designed to evaluate patients with complicated type B aortic dissections.

The VIRTUE Registry

Matt Thompson, MB, FRCS, discusses the design and status of this registry and necessary outcomes to show that the Valiant endograft is a viable treatment option for patients with type B dissections.


Endovascular Training During Interventional Cardiology Fellowships

Results of the SCAI Training Directors Survey.

By Richard E. Stewart, MD, FSCAI, FACC, and Robert M. Bersin, MD, FSCAI, FACC

SVS Members Volunteer Services at LRMC

Ruth Bush, MD, MPH, discusses the origins and experiences of the SVS's volunteer program sending vascular surgeons to Germany to treat soldiers injured in battle.

By Ruth Bush, MD, MPH

An Interview With William A. Gray, MD

A leading interventional expert discusses the state of CAS and CMS, as well as TCT 2008 and 2009.


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