November 2009


In this Issue

CAS: A Closer Look

Sorting through trial data, patient subsets, reimbursement decisions, and growing experience to determine the ideal role of carotid stenting.



Chief Medical Editor's Page

By William A. Gray, MD


Stent Graft Repair and Coil Embolization for Spontaneous Hemothorax

A rare case of spontaneous hemothorax of neurofibromatosis in the chest is treated with combined endovascular repair of stent graft placement and coil embolization.

By Wilmo C. Orejola, MD; Elie M. Elmann, MD; and Gregory T. Simonian, MD


CMS and Carotid Artery Stenting

CMS's history with carotid and vertebral intervention, including the current status.

By Christopher J. White, MD

CAS Outcome Reports

A reader’s guide to critical assessment of the literature.

By William A. Gray, MD

Impact of the CREST Trial

A historical perspective of this trial and a look at some of the tough questions that still remain.

By Gary S. Roubin, MD, PhD

CAS in Asymptomatic Patients

Is carotid artery stenting justified for patients with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis?

By Sumaira Macdonald, MBChB (Comm.), FRCP, FRCR, PhD
Commentary by Issam D. Moussa, MD

Concepts in Stent Design, Carotid Access, and Embolic Protection

A review of technological developments aimed at establishing CAS as a suitable alternative to carotid endarterectomy.

By Mark H. Wholey, MD

An Algorithmic Approach to Carotid Access

A review of the techniques and possible complications associated with accessing this difficult anatomy.

By Subbarao Myla, MD, FACC, FSCAI


Sponsored by Invatec, Inc.

FiberNet Embolic Protection System

A new era of distal protection during carotid artery stenting?

By Billy J. Kim, MD, and Thomas S. Maldonado, MD


The Global Approach to Cardiovascular Disease

It’s time to get on board with multispecialty collaboration.

By Alex Powell, MD, and Ramon Quesada, MD



An Interview With Anton N. Sidawy, MD, MPH

The SVS President discusses the critical role of education, advocacy, and new media in the better treatment of patients.


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