November 2008





Neurovascular Therapies

By Barry T. Katzen, MD, Chief Medical Editor


Compliant Occlusion Balloons

Use of compliant occlusion balloons during EVAR for AAA rupture.

By Manish Mehta, MD, MPH


Imaging for Renal Artery Stenosis and In-Stent Restenosis

Duplex ultrasound, CTA, and MRA for the imaging diagnosis of renal artery disease.

By Olusegun O. Osinbowale, MD, and Yung-Wei Chi, DO


Bifurcated Renal Artery Stenosis

Bifurcated RAS in a patient with refractory hypertension and pulmonary edema.

By Shakeel Usmani, MD; David J. James, MD; and Issam D. Moussa, MD


The Endovascular Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

In properly selected patients who are not IV tPA candidates, intra-arterial thrombolysis and mechanical embolectomy are viable therapeutic options.

By Alex Abou-Chebl, MD

Adopting Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Stroke Intervention

Gerald Wyse, MD, discusses today's device options, the learning curve, and what interventionists adopting this therapy should know.

Complication Avoidance for Intracranial Angioplasty

Techniques for treating intracranial stenosis.

By Lee R. Guterman, PhD, MD, and Kenneth S. Smerka, RPA-C

Simulation for Neurointervention

Simulators serve as a valuable training aid for new neurointerventional fellows and others who may be inexperienced with catheter-endovascular techniques.

By Christopher S. Ogilvy, MD; Rodney M. Samuelson, MD; Bernard R. Bendok, MD; Kenneth V. Snyder, MD, PhD; Gursant S. Atwal, BS; Alexander M. Morrison; Adnan H. Siddiqui, MD, PhD; L. Nelson Hopkins, MD; and Elad I. Levy, MD

Intracranial Stenting

An overview of intracranial stents for the treatment of atherosclerotic disease and aneurysms and a glance into the promising future of newer devices.

By Amit Mahajan, MBBS, MD, and Ketan R. Bulsara, MD


Long-Term Evaluation of Percutaneous Directional Atherectomy

An interview with James F. McKinsey, MD, about the use of percutaneous directional atherectomy in 579 lesions in the treatment of lower extremity ischemia.


The Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society

A discussion with Tina R. Desai, MD, FACS, about the society's eligibility requirements, focus on all aspects of peripheral vascular care, and annual meetings.

An Interview With Daniel Clair, MD

The Department Chair of Vascular Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic discusses the role of embolic protection devices and the potential impact of CMS's decision not to expand reimbursement for CAS.


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