In this Issue
Revascularization in acute strokes, stenoses, cerebral aneurysms, and AVMs requires specialized techniques guided by advanced neuroimaging methods.
CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR'S PAGE
By Lee R. Guterman, PhD, MD - Guest Chief Medical Editor
VESSEL UPDATE: VARICOSE VEINS
From vein stripping to endovenous ablation, a look at the various techniques available for treatment.
By Olusegun O. Osinbowale, MD, and Yung-Wei Chi, DO
Percutaneous angioplasty and stent placement should be the first treatment proposed for VBI caused by vertebral artery stenosis.
By Michel Henry, MD; Antonios Polydorou, MD; Isabelle Henry, MD; and Michèle Hugel, RN
Experience with this technique and a preview of the first FDA-approved prospective trial, SARIS.
By Elad I. Levy, MD, FACS, FAHA; Sabareesh K. Natarajan, MD, MS; Adnan H. Siddiqui, MD, PhD; Kenneth V. Snyder, MD, PhD; Erik F. Hauck, MD, PhD; J Mocco, MD, MS; and L. Nelson Hopkins, MD, FACS
The benefits of mandatory EMS transport of stroke patients to designated centers.
By Colin P. Derdeyn, MD
Using the Merci and Penumbra systems to restore flow to ischemic brain.
By John P. Deveikis, MD
How this new technology may expand the types of intracranial aneurysms that can be treated.
By David Fiorella, MD, PhD; Michael Kelly, MD; and Henry Woo, MD
The uses, methods, and risks associated with these alternative imaging modalities.
By Catalina C. Ionita, MD; Eve A. Guterman; and Lee R. Guterman, PhD, MD
Assessing the need for continued clinical exploration of the safety, efficacy, and durability of intracranial interventions.
By Vincent V. Truong, MD, and Alex Abou-Chebl, MD
Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM, talks about TCT's 2009 move to the West Coast, challenges in interpreting clinical trial designs and data, and one of the most rewarding moments in his practice this year.