October 2009


In this Issue

Thoracic Techniques

Innovative and creative endovascular approaches to treating the many disease states affecting the thoracic aorta.




Meeting the Thoracic Challenge?

By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Editor


Sponsored by Cook Medical

Endografts and the Aortic Arch: Zenith TX2 With Pro-Form

Control of endografts in the distal arch was difficult due to issues with conformability and accuracy—advances in graft technology may ensure a higher degree of technical success.

By Matt Thompson, MD, FRCS; Ian Loftus, MD, FRCS; and Rob Morgan, MRCP, FRCR


Endograft Infection After EVAR

An uncommon complication leads interventionists to opt for graft removal.

By Jennifer A. Stableford, MD; Thomas S. Maldonado, MD; Todd Berland, MD;Billy Kim, MD; Mark A. Adelman, MD; H. Leon Pachter, MD; and Firas F. Mussa, MD


Partial Right Atrial Inflow Occlusion for TEVAR

A novel technique for inducing controlled hypotension to facilitate endograft deployment during thoracic endovascular aortic repair.

By W. Anthony Lee, MD

Snorkel Procedures for TEVAR

Two case studies demonstrate how this procedure ensures left carotid artery patency during thoracic endovascular aortic repair.

By Grace J. Wang, MD, and Edward Y. Woo, MD

TEVAR via a Mini-Median Sternotomy

Treating a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and compromised iliac artery access.

By Ross Milner, MD, and Edward P. Chen, MD

Endograft Exclusion of Acute Descending Thoracic Aortic Dissection

The critical role of IVUS in this complicated presentation.

By Rodney A. White, MD; Carlos E. Donayre, MD; Irwin Walot, MD; George Kopchok, BS; Arash Keyhani, DO; Omid Jazaeri, MD; and Joe Chauvapun, MD

IVUS-Directed Coil Embolization After Type B Aortic Dissection

False lumen thrombosis of a complicated dissection.

By Taylor A. Smith, MD; Harshal S. Broker, MD; and Frank R. Arko, MD

Endovascular Repair of Blunt Aortic Injury

Do we have the right devices yet?

By Benjamin W. Starnes, MD, FACS, and Gabriel Aldea, MD, FACS


Sponsored by Endologix, Inc.

Anatomical Fixation in Challenging Aortic Anatomies

By Jeffrey P. Carpenter, MD; Mark J. Garcia, MD; Stuart A. Harlin, MD; Matthew T. Jung, MD; Zvonimir Krajcer, MD; and Julio A. Rodriguez-Lopez, MD


Business Divorce and Separating Medical Practices

The many legal considerations that should be made to ensure a smooth separation among medical professionals.

By Terrell J. Isselhard, JD



An Interview With Edward Y. Woo, MD

A leading vascular surgeon from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania discusses an important study on malperfusion and rupture in complicated type B thoracic dissection.

By Edward Y. Woo, MD

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