August 2009


In this Issue

The Past, Present, and Future of Renal Artery Intervention

Ongoing study and innovation seek to determine the ideal roles of these challenging procedures.



Continued Study, Debate, and Collaboration

By Andrew Holden, MBChB, FRANZCR; and Robert Bersin, MD - Guest Chief Medical Editors


Why Extravascular Closure?

The Baptist Memorial Hospital Experience with the Mynx¨ Vascular Closure Device.

By David Wolford, MD, FACC


Evaluating Thoracic Endovascular Grafts

There has been recent progress in the evaluation of thoracic endovascular grafts—and not just for the treatment of aneurysms.

By Dorothy B. Abel

Alternative Approval Mechanisms

By Rodney White, MD


Renal Artery Stenosis and the Interventionist

Despite improved treatment options, the need for consensus among specialties remains.

By James A. M. Smith, DO

Perspectives on Contemporary Studies on the Treatment of Renal Artery Stenosis and the Role of the CORAL Trial

Michael R. Jaff, DO, FACP, FACC, and Timothy Murphy, MD, discuss the impact of previous studies on the current state of renal artery stenosis therapy and the goals and progress of the landmark CORAL trial.

Catheter-Based Sympathetic Renal Denervation

A novel strategy for the treatment of resistant hypertension.

By Krishna J. Rocha-Singh, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM

Coil Embolization for Renal Artery Aneurysm

A case report demonstrating coil embolization and stent placement as a safe and effective alternative treatment modality to the traditional open aneurysmectomy and revascularization.

By Kak Rae Kim, MD; Hamid Zahiri, DO; Jian Cai, RVT; Richard Wilkerson, MD; Elliott Badder, MD; Luis Queral, MD; and Paul R. Lucas, MD

Operative Approaches to Renal Artery Aneurysms

An overview of the surgical and endovascular options for this rare but treatable condition.

By Benjamin M. Jackson, MD, and Edward Y. Woo, MD

Combining Embolic Protection and the No-Touch Technique

How a combination of two techniques can be used for successful and safe renal artery revascularization.

By Andrew Holden, MBChB, FRANZCR

Multislice CTA for Renal Artery Stenting

How CTA can be a useful modality for diagnosing and managing renal artery stenosis for stent placement.

By Michael Wholey, MD, MBA; James Wu, BA; William C.L. Wu, MD, FACC; and Ian Nowak, CRT


The Fellows Top Gun Challenge

The Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery and industry collaborate to bring fellows together in a simulator training competition.

By Jean Bismuth, MD, and Alan B. Lumsden, MD



An Interview With Peter Schneider, MD

Dr. Schneider discusses treating CLI patients, additions to the 2009 VIVA meeting, and what we can expect to see from the vascular field in the next few years.

By Peter Schneider, MD

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