In this Issue
Innovative and creative endovascular approaches to treating the many disease states affecting the thoracic aorta.
CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR'S PAGE
By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Editor
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Cook Medical
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
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
A novel technique for inducing controlled hypotension to facilitate endograft deployment during thoracic endovascular aortic repair.
By W. Anthony Lee, MD
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
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
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
False lumen thrombosis of a complicated dissection.
By Taylor A. Smith, MD; Harshal S. Broker, MD; and Frank R. Arko, MD
Do we have the right devices yet?
By Benjamin W. Starnes, MD, FACS, and Gabriel Aldea, MD, FACS
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Endologix, Inc.
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
The many legal considerations that should be made to ensure a smooth separation among medical professionals.
By Terrell J. Isselhard, JD
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.